About the album
Koopman's Second Passion of St. Matthew: Passion plays became the musical high points of the church year in Leipzig under Bach. That fact that the Passion of St. Matthew can still overwhelm audiences today is without a doubt. Ton Koopman decided - after the first recording at ERATO more than 10 years ago - to record this masterpiece once again and consequently to put his experience with intensive involvement with the complete cantata by Bach into it. The result could not be more convincing in picture and sound, not the least thanks to the excellent soloists, who are much more well-balanced than the first time.
Ratio Aspect: 16:0
Stereo, Multichannel 5.1
A consersation between four scholars with a profound knowlegde of J.S. Bach
Chri oph Wol | Martin Petzold | Peter Wollny | Ton Koopman