Notes & Reviews:
BBC Music Magazine
Plushly upholstered and 30 minutes longer than many today, Mnnchinger's St Matthew is a period piece, but a treasurable one.
Elly Ameling [is] always sweet-toned and sensitive and Peter Pears outstanding as the Evangelist in St. Matthew Passion. Mnnchinger's [... ] direct and responsive reading makes a refreshing impact when the choral singing is so impressive and the sound so vivid." Gramophone Magazine
Mnnchinger's version is consistently fresh and alert, and it has the degree of authenticity of its period (1965) - although much has happened to Bach performances since then. All the soloists are excellent, and the recording is first class.