Anyone who has listened to some of Suzuki's CDs of Bach's cantatas cannot fail to be impressed by this performance of the St John Passion, one of Bach's masterpieces. Here there are no affectations; the music is played in an entirely 'straight' manner which allows it to speak for itself, in a deeply moving recording. Having listened to other recordings, this is simply the best - whilst the soloists may not be household names, this will mean that they treat the music as it should be, and not as if it were opera. The choir are in sparkling form, allowing the drama inherent in the music to speak for itself, and whlist Suzuki's pacing may not be vary slightly from the received norm, it seems entirely right. This is the recording to buy.