2 Disc Set "There is much to commend this set and it would be well worth seeking out even at three times the price.
As can be seen, the cast is a star-studded group of fine singers and instrumentalists who are very much a part of the early music business. Also it should be noted that the chorus from Kings College Cambridge is an all male choir and therefore has boys on the top part, a rarity amongst versions elsewhere. These boys are excellent as you would expect and their sound seems just right, especially in the chorales. Although I must admit that the ladies of the Scholars have such an unimpeachably pure tone that it is almost impossible to tell them apart from the boys... I can only repeat what I wrote above,Read more that if you like the modern approach to Bach on original instruments this will prove to be a very enjoyable and enriching recording."
-- Gary Higginson, MusicWeb International Read less
Works on This Recording
Saint John Passion, BWV 245by Johann Sebastian Bach Performer:
John Mark Ainsley (Tenor),
Stephen Richardson (Bass),
Catherine Bott (Soprano),
Michael Chance (Alto),
Paul Agnew (Tenor),
Stephen Varcoe (Bass)
Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
If anything, for the choirOctober 23, 2015By Tim K. (New Orleans, LA)See All My Reviews"The choir is simply stunning on this recording. "Herr, unser Herrscher" has never sounded so urgent, anguished and dramatic (where it needs to, anyway)."Report Abuse