St Matthew's Passion
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : いいえ
- 製品サイズ : 15.49 x 14.61 x 3.2 cm; 299.94 g
- メーカー : Archiv Produktion
- EAN : 0028942764828
- 製造元リファレンス : 028942764828
- 時間 : 2 時間 37 分
- SPARSコード : DDD
- レーベル : Archiv Produktion
- ASIN : B0000057DG
- ディスク枚数 : 3
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: - 458,321位ミュージック (の売れ筋ランキングを見るミュージック)
John Eliot Gardiner's reading of the Matthew Passion is conceived and executed on the highest level, an example of period practice that is unlikely to be bettered any time soon. The performance as a whole vibrates with life: soloists are first-rate, and wonderfully well chosen for their respective parts, and the work of chorus and orchestra is exemplary. The recording, made in 1988 in the spacious ambience of Snape Maltings (England), is well balanced and exceptionally vivid. --Ted Libbey
Curiosity led me to spend three hours of Good Friday listening through my excellent headphones, following it word by word. A quite beautiful experience.
Gardiner's version is the only one I have heard - having studied reviews of most others - so I can't say how I would feel about say Klemperer's reportedly slower pace. But I found this pace comfortable, and the singing (soloists and choruses) and orchestra quite sublime.
I’m not really up on the ‘normal’ classical genre (I gravitate to the minimal avant- garde side of things) so struggled to find which ‘version’ to get. I started off with a different one (I forget which) but it never really wormed it’s way into my consciousness the way this one has.
The middle disc I have a particular affinity with.