J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (CD)

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J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (CD)

In Spring 2015 the Academy of Ancient Music – described as “the finest period-instrument orchestra in the world” by Classic FM – releases a significant new recording of J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, BWV244, directed from the harpsichord by Richard Egarr. Performed in the original 1727 version, and with a superlative roster of soloists, this recording is striking in its immediacy, clarity and directness, with numerous insightful and compelling details lost in subsequent versions.

This release – the fourth on AAM Records – follows Birth of the Symphony: Handel to Haydn, named BBC Radio 3 “Disc of the Week” and awarded five stars in Classical Music; J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion, which was nominated for a 2014 Gramophone Award for best baroque vocal recording; and J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suites, awarded five stars by Fine Music Magazine, and called “exceptional ... a feast of meaningfully understated musicianship” in an Editor’s Choice review in Gramophone magazine.

Supplementary materials available online include preview tracks and videos, as well as a digital booklet featuring session photographs and scholarly notes.
 

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