[ BIS / 5 CD ]
Release Date: Friday 1 February 2002
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St John Passion:
***** 5 Stars BBC Music Magazine (April 99)
Editor;s Choice - Gramophone Magazine (April 99)
Gramophone 1999 Award Finalist - Baroque Vocal
Classic CD Award Winner - Choral 18/19th Century
"The music is dramatic from the start: dissonant wind above nervous violins and pulsating bass, before the choir prays of the gloruy and pain of the Passion. Suzuki balances the layers beautifully...this outstanding achievement will surely be for you."
St Matthew Passion:
*** Three Stars Penguin Stereo Guide
"Masaaki Suzuki provides a fresh and beautifully sung reading of teh most challenging of all Bach choral works. The light crisp qualities which have shone from his previous recordings are present here too, with the choir bright and resilient, and with an outstanding team of soloists led by the free-toned Gerd Turk as the Evangelist, and with Nancy Argenta outstanding among the others."