BN.com Gift Guide

Bach: St Matthew Passion

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
When this recording of Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" was made in May 2005, Helmut Müller-Brühl had been leading the Cologne Chamber Orchestra for 41 years. He led them first on modern instruments from 1964 until 1976, then switched them to period instruments, then switched them back again to modern instruments in 1987. The result is not schizophrenic but rather a wonderful combination of the brilliant color and glowing warmth of modern instruments blended with the historically informed performance practices of period instruments. The same could well be said of Müller-Brühl's approach to Bach's sacred masterpiece. A trained philosopher and theologian as well as a musician, ...
See more details below
CD
$28.49
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$29.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $13.64   
  • New (3) from $13.64   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
When this recording of Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" was made in May 2005, Helmut Müller-Brühl had been leading the Cologne Chamber Orchestra for 41 years. He led them first on modern instruments from 1964 until 1976, then switched them to period instruments, then switched them back again to modern instruments in 1987. The result is not schizophrenic but rather a wonderful combination of the brilliant color and glowing warmth of modern instruments blended with the historically informed performance practices of period instruments. The same could well be said of Müller-Brühl's approach to Bach's sacred masterpiece. A trained philosopher and theologian as well as a musician, his "St. Matthew Passion" skillfully combines religious rigor with musical drama, creating a performance that is both a clear articulation of the text and an overwhelming narrative. His soloists are all fine musicians, but they are better at acting and best at enunciating the words clearly and expressively. The Dresden Chamber Choir and the Cologne Cathedral Boys' Choir are equally fine musicians and nearly as fine at enunciating the text. While not in the same class as the best of the great recordings of the past, Müller-Brühl's "St. Matthew Passion" is well worth hearing by anyone who loves the work, especially in Naxos' more immediate than usual sound.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/21/2006
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313261727
  • Catalog Number: 8557617
  • Sales rank: 20,549

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–68 St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), BWV 244 (BC D3b) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Locky Chung (160:25)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Helmut Müller-Brühl Primary Artist
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously