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Matthew Passion – BachTrack Review

 

Roy Westbrook, BachTrack

‘Mulroy, probably now the leading Evangelist of his generation, was outstanding… the interpretation has matured, with a freely expressive fervour in his narration, his singing both rapt and rapturous.’

Read the full review here.

Matthew Passion – The Times Review

★★★★★

Simon Thompson, The Times

‘The quality of musicianship combined with depths of communicative insight to make this a Matthew Passion that cut straight to the heart… every line of Bach’s counterpoint was so clear you could almost touch it.’

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Matthew Passion – Online Broadcast – Vox Carnyx Review

Keith Bruce, Vox Carnyx

“This is Butt’s Bach scholarship made flesh in a way that anyone coming to the work for the first time will instantly appreciate… “

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Alex Bellamy — Bach’s Oboes

Jonathan Manson — Komm, süßes Kreuz

Podcast: Matthew Passion

J.S. Bach — Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben

Matthew Passion – Opening Chorus

 

Matthew Passion – Best of 2014 – The Herald

We were delighted to be among The Herald’s Kate Molleson’s classical music highlights of 2014.

Dunedin Consort went from strength to strength with superlative recordings and performances…  colourful, lithe and graceful in Bach’s masterpiece Matthew Passion [for which] John Butt conducted with typically fresh, fascinating insight.

Read the article in full here.

Dunedin’s Messiah and Matthew Passion – Recommended by BBC Music Magazine

We would naturally recommend our own recordings of Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Matthew Passion, but are always delighted when others agree with us. A special edition from BBC Music Magazine focusing on the lives and essential works of The Great Composers lists both our Messiah and Matthew Passion as the recommended recordings.

Handel’s Messiah and Bach’s Matthew Passion represent two fundamental pillars of the Western European music tradition. Our recording of Handel’s Messiah won the Gramophone Award in 2007 for best baroque vocal recording and a MIDEM award. Bach’s Matthew Passion is not short of accolades receiving the best recording 2008 by High Fidelity magazine.

Dunedin’s success on both the platform and the recording market is testament to the passion and commitment of our artists.

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Matthew Passion

Bach’s setting of the Passion story — an astonishing tale of persecution, betrayal and forgiveness — is a work of staggering musical virtuosity and accomplishment. This is music that pushes and pulls us, that draws us inexorably inwards and Awhich remains overwhelmingly moving, year after year. But it is just as much a story about love. About how each of us, spiritual or otherwise, can find solace and community through love and redemption, and take courage from the knowledge that hope still lives on in the darkest of places.

Matthew Passion

Bach’s setting of the Passion story — an astonishing tale of persecution, betrayal and forgiveness — is a work of staggering musical virtuosity and accomplishment. This is music that pushes and pulls us, that draws us inexorably inwards and Awhich remains overwhelmingly moving, year after year. But it is just as much a story about love. About how each of us, spiritual or otherwise, can find solace and community through love and redemption, and take courage from the knowledge that hope still lives on in the darkest of places.