ESSENTIAL RECORDINGS
JS Bach - St Matthew's Passion - Otto Klemperer


J.S. BACH - ST MATTHEW'S PASSION - OTTO KLEMPERER (conductor) - PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA - PHILHARMONIA CHORUS - HAMPSTEAD PARISH CHURCH BOYS' CHOIR - EMI 724356754225

The old-school, old-fashioned approach to this masterpiece. Large orchestra, big choir, slow tempos...all of which under Klemperer's solid reading make for a solemn, powerful, carved in granite performance that stresses the sacred and devotional intent of this work, and leaves you feeling like you have had a religious experience once it's over.

Jean-Yves Duperron