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This review is from: Bach: Matthew Passion (Audio CD)
One voice per part may be very authentic and I have a very good B minor Mass recording done this way, but here the voices sound too far forward in the balance of the recording to sound natural in the full chorus items, although the arias and recits sound fine. There are also occasions when some of the instruments sound too closely mic'ed. Another quibble, also related to the 'one voice per part' practice is that parts of the opening chorus some rather mannered. Let's hope JEG brings out a recording with the Monteverdi Choir soon.