J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

St. Matthew Passion, Arias and Choruses

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Helmuth Rilling
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Gachinger Kantorei Stuttgart/Bach-Collegium Stuttgart
Soloists:Auger, Hamari, Baldin, Huttenlocher
Individual Works:St. Matthew Passion BWV 244
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Sony
Catalog Number:SBK 46544
Year Released/Recorded:1991
Total Playing Time:76:49
Related Web Site:http://www.bachakademie.de/
Comments:Lee Merrill said:

Much better, in my opinion, than the Richter recording, in both style and expression. The performance is moving, I just wish I could hear the entire performance (this recording consists of just the choruses and arias). All the soloists sing with depth of expression, and the chorus and orchestra "ride on the wings of the wind." Hemuth Rilling is a favorite Bach conductor, and this recording is an example of exemplary artistry.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Lee Merrill
Date First Submitted:08/15/1998