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The recording is for the most part excellent,and is ideally full-bodied and intimate.
This English version without a doubt rivals any of the German versions recorded with its regard for the technicality and grandeur of St. John's Passion.
I resisted buying and then listening to this version of one of my favorite pieces of choral music.
Beautiful recording but I was disapointed that it was sung in English and not in German as Bach had intended.Published 7 months ago by Robert A. Busillo
While the St. John Passion is a powerful work that glorifies God; it also is a deep expression of humanity. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Joe Anthony
This recording was highly praised when it first appeared, but it hasn't worn too well. It all sounds a bit staid, and the sound is thick. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Stanley Crowe
I was taking an adult ed class on Bach, and this CD was recommended. It was an excellent choice.Published on April 20, 2011 by Doug
I HAD NEVER HEARD THIS BEFORE. HOWEVER, IT IS VERY MOVING AND INSPIRITATIONAL. VERY PLEASEDPublished on May 3, 2009 by william r. phillips
Bach's Passions haven't made their way in English translations for the same reason that Messiah hasn't made its way in German: the text is inextricably tied to the original... Read morePublished on December 25, 2007 by Santa Fe Listener
I must disagree with my fellow reviewers. Although I find Britten's general direction quite excellent, there are a few recording issues that interfere with the music. Read morePublished on August 29, 2006 by H. Borgstrom