Notes & Reviews:
Made in 1959, this justly famous recording of Bach's St. Matthew Passion is one of the high points of the Vanguard/Omega catalog's devotion to the music of J.S. Bach and choral music of the baroque period. A tremendous cast and a fine conductor (albeit not well known today) lead this performance, and Vanguard's sound quality astonishes nearly 60 years later.
Choral Music on Record
Woldike's graceful, contemplative, unpretentious and affectionate account still ranks among the most satisfying ever recorded...The four distinguished artists who sing the arias are all in top form.