JS Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV 244

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COMPOSERS: JS Bach
LABELS: Decca
WORKS: St Matthew Passion, BWV 244
PERFORMER: Pears (Evangelist), Prey (Jesus); Stuttgart Hymnus Boys’ Choir; Stuttgart CO/Münchinger
CATALOGUE NO: 480 5015 (1965)

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Plushly upholstered and 30 minutes longer than many today, Münchinger’s St Matthew is a period piece, but a treasurable one. Paul Riley