Aug 08

Bach Matthäus Passion, Cond. von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker ?????

A well-performed and interpreted version of the Matthäus Passion, von Karajan manifests his usual ability to draw out the best of the composer. This is especially appreciated as it is performed on modern instruments, using a star-cast line-up of performers. Karajan is definitely a good first choice for this work. Unfortunately, any recording will never give the four dimensional force of how Bach originally wrote this piece, using multiple choirs and orchestras. This also makes it more difficult to find a public performance of this work, which stands among the greatest music of all time.

 

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