Started by Bogey, December 10, 2007, 05:56:01 PM
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Quote from: Don on December 13, 2007, 05:47:27 AMMore than any other conductor of Bach's sacred music, Gardiner celebrates God;
Quote from: Que on December 10, 2007, 07:13:37 PMHarnoncourt has always been my favourite in Bach's sacred music, the Matthäus is no exception.I've had his 1st recording - pioneering HIP in 1971, with boys sopranos.But his recent recording - all female sporanos - is a marvel and has it all: it's dramatic, pious and elegant.Not an epic drama, but a very human drama. Harnoncourt's Matthäus has matured: it has lost nothing of its vigour but has deepened and is more balanced. The participating singers are top-notch and seem to have been type-casted for their roles.Q
Quote from: Que on December 10, 2007, 07:13:37 PMQ
Quote from: Bogey on December 26, 2007, 08:59:15 PMMay be OOP...
Quote from: Que on December 26, 2007, 09:33:12 PMNo worries. It has later been issued like this - that should still be available.(Click for link)Q
Quote from: Bogey on December 26, 2007, 09:21:40 PMAnyone have a line on Herreweghe's first recording?
Quote from: donwyn on December 27, 2007, 05:36:48 PMI give it a mention on page one, Bill. Don (the other Don) likes it, too.What I like about Herreweghe 1 is his assertiveness...though not assertive as in "pedal to the metal". It's more an enthusiasm - indeed, a palpable single-mindedness! - for fleshing out all sorts of nuances and color, though with a certain electricity running through everything to hold it all together.Overall I'd say it's this characteristic that puts Herreweghe at the top of the Bach heap for me.
Quote from: Bogey on December 28, 2007, 05:41:29 AMIs there a link to this one or a cover so I might be able to sample Don? Is this it?
Quote from: longears on December 28, 2007, 05:59:19 AMThat's it, Bill, but reissued. I have the original and--like Don and Don--think it's good enough that until now I've resisted buying the much praised Harnoncourt. This link will take you to the original issue with one copy at a good price available from GoHastings, who've always done right by me.
Quote from: Que on December 28, 2007, 08:38:12 AMThe 1st Herreweghe is a strong contender indeed - an issue of personal taste that I have with it, is that I just can't stand René Jacobs as a singer...
Quote from: longears on December 28, 2007, 09:32:49 AM...it's not Jacobs's singing but his voice that rubs me wrong...
Quote from: Bogey on December 28, 2007, 06:17:43 AMI have found that I seem to enjoy the recordings that make me feel as if I just walked into the sanctuary and the performance was going on.
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