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With The Laudibus Chamber Choir and the English Festival Orchestra, conducted by Michael Brewer, O.B.E.
After Bach’s death his music was neglected by the public for over 80 years, although a few musicians admired it, among them Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig Van Beethoven. A revival of interest in Bach’s music occurred in the mid-19th century when the German composer Felix Mendelssohn arranged a performance of the St. Matthew's Passion in 1829, creating great popular interest in Bach’s music that has persisted ever since.
Taped in concert at the English Music Festival at Stratford-upon-Avon, this magnificent digital recording of Bach’s celebrated St. Matthew's Passion features virtuoso performances by some of the most exciting performers to emerge in recent years. Sung in English..