Label: VOX - CIDA 5001-002 • Series: Grandes Colecciones El Corte Inglés • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Album Gatefold • Country: Spain • Genre: Classical •
Be the first to review this title. This CD is reissued Vienna Chamber Orchestra* ArkivMusic. The element of drama in this often highly dramatic work is, as might be Vienna Chamber Orchestra* from a conductor whose career has to a large extent been based on the opera house notably, of course, Covent Gardenstrongly emphasized, and nowhere more Vienna Chamber Orchestra* than in the turba or 'crowd' choruses that are such a feature of the St Matthew Passion.
The Chicago Symphony Chorus are an impressive body, with excellent enunciation and a good command of German, and their contribution to this Read more performance, most obviously in "Sind Blitze, sind Donner in Wolken verschwunden", is one of its most commanding features.
Solti's treatment of many of the other big choruses, particularly the massive opening and closing ones, may strike some ears as hard-driven and over-emphatic, but it is never dull, never leaden, and his handling of the chorales is always fluid, without the exaggerated pauses between lines that often distort their flow, and it covers a remarkably wide dynamic spectrum.
He has a sensitive, eloquent, but never selfindulgent, Evangelist in Hans-Peter Blochwitz the solo tenor in Philippe Herreweghe's Harmonia Mundi performanceand a fine, youngsounding Jesus in Olaf Bar the High Priest in Peter Schreier's Philips versionand his quartet of soloists is outstanding. Anthony Rolfe Johnson is exceptionally stirring and impassioned in "0 Schmerz! Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is very moving in "Ich will dir mein Herze schenken", if a shade detached in the lovely "Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben", with its unique accompaniment for flute and two oboi da caccia; and Anne Sofie von Otter's rich but never plummy mezzo brings gravity and compassion to "Buss und Reu" and "Erbarme dich, mein Gott", without making them heavy Sex Machine - Bilbo - Sex Machine / Relax sententious.
The recitatives are handled, where appropriate as in the rending of the veil of the temple with considerable dramatic flair, but the sound of the continuo This Guys In Love With You - Barney Kessel - Feeling Free organ has a curiously synthetic quality, and it is not played with much imagination.
Decca's recording is very fine, with a good stereophonic sense extremely important in the Si Matthew Passion, with its two antiphonal con and impressive dynamic range. Matthew Passion] Read less. Review This Title Share on Facebook. The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts! Gift Certificates. Copyright ArkivMusic,