Bach St. Matthew Passion oratorio recorded live 2012 at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. Georg Christoph Biller conducts the Thomanerchor Leipzig and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (the Leipzig St. Thomas Boys Choir and the Gewandhaus Orchestra). Soloists are Christina Landshamer (soprano), Stefan Kahle (alto), Wolfram Lattke (tenor), Martin Lattke (tenor), Klaus Mertens (bass), and Gotthold Schwarz (bass). Directed for TV by Michaes Beyer; produced by Paul Smaczny. Released 2012, disc has dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: Help!
This recording has an extraordinary pedigree. Per Accentus PR, it was in 2012 (probably still is) !"the only audio-visual release of Bach's St. Matthew Passion performed by the choir for which it was written, in the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, where the composer worked and is buried."
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