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1998 St. Matthew Passion ~ Philippe Herreweghe
1998 St. Matthew Passion ~ Philippe Herreweghe
Musically, I agree with most reviewers. This is definitely the St. Matthew I enjoy the most. I've listened to many, over many years, having been introduced to St. Matthew Passion as a part of a performing boychoir 30 years ago. I doubt I will pick out another version from my CD collection ever again. So why the less-than-perfect review? Well, I'd expect that Harmonia Mundi, producing a product like this, could put it in a decent jewelcase, where the CD's didn't fall out at the slightest provocation, and have no other protection. (Yes, some of my old CD's fall out of their holders, but they are still encased in the jewelcase and usually have one of those silly foam inserts that seemed… Read more