9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
An intense and moving performance.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Bach: St Matthew Passion/Furtwangler (Audio CD)
This extraordinary performance is totally involving from start to finish. Its magic increases on repeated listening.
Fischer Dieskau is the most exciting Jesus I have heard. Otto Edelman are Marga Hoffgen magical in the Denial. Furtwangler, the choruses and Edelman are glorious from Am abend until the end of the passion.
Sound quality is perfectly acceptable -- no hiss and the feel of a live performance.
This is an essential recording to own. It gives us all the chance to glimpse into an imprtant historical musical event.