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Dunedin Consort

Dunedin Consort

Under the direction of John Butt OBE, the ensemble has become particularly acclaimed for its inquisitive approach, shining new light into some of the best known pieces of the baroque repertoire. They have won two Gramophone Awards for their performances of Handel's Messiah  and Mozart's Requiem.




Super Audio Collection Vol. 7
Super Audio Collection Vol. 7
The seventh volume in the perpetually popular Linn Collection series. 

AKP 459  

Mozart: Requiem (Reconstruction of first performance)
Mozart: Requiem (Reconstruction of first performance)
The premiere recording of David Black's 2013 edition of Süssmayr's completion of Mozart's Requiem. 

CKD 449  

Linn 40th Anniversary Collection
Linn 40th Anniversary Collection
Linn celebrates its 40th anniversary with a limited edition collection bursting with stand-out music 

AKD 425  

J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos
J.S. Bach: Six Brandenburg Concertos
The award-winning Dunedin Consort's first instrumental release. 

CKD 430  

J.S. Bach: John Passion, Reconstruction of Bach's Passion Liturgy
J.S. Bach: John Passion, Reconstruction of Bach's Passion Liturgy
John Passion premiered in its original liturgical context; named Gramophone 'Recording of the Month' 

CKD 419  

The Super Audio Collection Volume 6
The Super Audio Collection Volume 6
Includes premiere recordings, memorable debuts and new takes on popular repertoire. 

AKP 408  

Handel: Esther, First reconstructable version (Cannons), 1720
Handel: Esther, First reconstructable version (Cannons), 1720
The third recording in the Dunedin Consort's hugely succesful Handel series. 

CKD 397  

The Super Audio Collection Volume 5 Sampler
The Super Audio Collection Volume 5 Sampler
An impressive new collection showcasing the best of Linn Record's artists. 

AKP 389  

The Wode Collection
The Wode Collection
16th Century Music by Scottish, English & Continental Composers 

CKD 388  

J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor - Breitkopf & Härtel Edition, edited by J. Rifkin (2006)
J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor - Breitkopf & Härtel Edition, edited by J. Rifkin (2006)
The premiere recording of the Rifkin edition of Bach's spectacular choral work. 

CKD 354  

The Super Audio Collection Volume 4 sampler
The Super Audio Collection Volume 4 sampler
The fourth volume in Linn's popular sampler series. A mouth-watering selection of 2008-09 tracks. 

AKP 357  

Handel: Acis and Galatea (Original Cannons Performing Version 1718)
Handel: Acis and Galatea (Original Cannons Performing Version 1718)
second Handel recording from the award-winning Dunedin Consort 

CKD 319  

J.S. Bach: Matthew Passion (Final performing version, c. 1742)
J.S. Bach: Matthew Passion (Final performing version, c. 1742)
The award-winning Dunedin Consort give a remarkable performance of the emotive Matthew Passion 

CKD 313  

Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 3 sampler
Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 3 sampler
a stunning new collection of demonstration quality tracks that showcase our artists at their best 

AKP 305  

Handel: Messiah (Dublin Version, 1742)
Handel: Messiah (Dublin Version, 1742)
This superb 2-disc set features the Messiah as premiered by Handel in Dublin in 1742. 

CKD 285  

Linn Records Sampler
Linn Records Sampler
Linn Records sampler with highlights from the Jazz, Classical and Scottish catalogue. 

AKP 175  

J.S. Bach: John Passion - Sermon Section
J.S. Bach: John Passion - Sermon Section
Free additional audio content to accompany 'J.S. Bach: John Passion'. 

CKDE 419  

In the Beginning
In the Beginning
The Dunedin Consort perform stunning a cappella vocal arrangements of music by Barber and Copland. 

BKD 117  

Dunedin Consort  


The Dunedin Consort takes its name from Edinburgh's castle (Din Eidyn) and, like that famous landmark, has great cultural significance in Scotland's capital city and beyond. Founded in 1995, the Dunedin Consort has explored the major Baroque repertoire and commissioned several new works. Under the musical direction of John Butt since 2003, it has won two Gramophone Awards: the 2007 Gramophone Award for 'Best Baroque Vocal Album' (for its recording of the original Dublin version of Handel's Messiah) and the 2014 Gramophone Award for 'Best Choral Album' (for its recording of Mozart's Requiem).

Dunedin's commitment to excellence in both live performances and recordings, coupled with the latest research in historical performance, is allied with a strong belief in supporting new music. As part of its contemporary strand, it has commissioned and performed works by living composers - including William Sweeney, Errollyn Wallen, Peter Nelson and Sally Beamish - to complement and enhance the meaning of the old masterpieces. The Dunedin Consort has performed at music festivals in Scotland (including the Edinburgh International Festival), Canada, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Germany,Israel and France, broadcasts frequently on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Scotland, and enjoys a close relationship with Linn.

The Dunedin Consort's 2008 releases of Bach's Matthew Passion (last performing version, c.1742) and Handel's Acis and Galatea (original Cannons performing version, 1718) both received many plaudits, including a Gramophone Award nomination for Acis and Galatea.

In 2010 Dunedin released Bach's Mass in B minor (Breitkopf & Härtel edition, edited by Joshua Rifkin, 2006) to critical acclaim, while 2013 saw the release of its John Passion (reconstruction of Bach's Passion liturgy), which was nominated for a Gramophone Award and was both Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine's ‘Recording of the Month'. The year also saw the Dunedin Consort's first instrumental release: Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, which received rave reviews. 2014 brought with it a second Gramophone Award for the Dunedin Consort; the illuminating recording of Mozart's Requiem saw them triumph in the 'Choral' category.


For further information - www.dunedin-consort.org.uk/
ICMA Nominations Announced
20 November 2014
Five Linn Recordings Nominated
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Gramophone's list of Top 10 British choral works
11 November 2014
includes two Linn recordings, but which ones?
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Dunedin Consort Wins Second Gramophone Award
27 August 2014
'Mozart: Requiem' Wins 'Choral' Award
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Gramophone Critics name John Passion their pick of 2013
19 December 2013
The Dunedin Consort bestseller is chosen twice!
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Linn tops the Herald's Classical Top 10 of 2013
18 December 2013
Linn is one and two!
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ICMA Nominations 2014
04 December 2013
Four Linn titles nominated in the 2014 ICMA Awards
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Dunedin Consort in the charts
16 September 2013
'Six Brandenburg Concertos' enters at No. 2
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2013 Gramophone Award Finalists Announced
29 July 2013
Dunedin Consort and Phantasm named Finalists
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John Butt: Royal College Award
08 April 2013
John Butt awarded the Royal College of Organists Medal.
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John Passion is number one
25 March 2013
Album enters at the top of the Specialist Chart
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John Butt awarded an O.B.E.
29 December 2012
2013 New Year Honours List Announcement
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Esther enters UK chart
21 May 2012
at number 7
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Matthew Passion is a winner
10 April 2012
Consort's recording BBC First Choice
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Dunedin Consort Performs Bach's Matthew Passion
14 April 2011
See them live
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The Dunedin Consort named in 20 Greatest Choirs by Gramophone
01 January 2011
The Dunedin Consort named the 11th greatest choir!
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Linn Records Nominated for Six International Classical Music Awards
02 December 2010
Linn Records is proud to announce that six Linn recordings have been nomiated for the 2011 International Classical Music Awards.
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The Herald's Michael Tumelty is "electrified" by the Bach Mass
21 July 2010
The Consort's new recording greatly impresses...
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Dunedin Consort is Gramophone Editor's Choice
30 June 2010
Accolade for Mass in B minor recording
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Dunedins to close new and exciting music festival...
25 May 2010
Consort will perform Bach's Mass in B Minor at The Lammermuir Festival
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Dunedin Consort to treat London to a rare performance…
11 May 2010
Help celebrate the launch at St John's, Smith Square
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Dunedins selected in Stereophile's '2009 Records To Die For'
10 February 2010
"This performance...grips you by the ears."
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Dunedin Consort announce new chair
21 October 2009
Sir Muir Russell becomes Chair of the Board of the Dunedin Consort
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Finalists in the Gramophone Awards announced
26 August 2009
Success for Retrospect Trio and Dunedin Consort
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Dunedin Consort back in the charts
21 July 2009
Acis and Galatea at No. 8
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'Acis & Galatea' reviewed on BBC Radio 3's 'Building a Library'
13 July 2009
Dunedin Consort chosen as 'First Choice Recommendation'
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Edinburgh Festival dates for Linn artists
03 July 2009
Linn at EIF
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Dunedin Consort helps Radio 3 celebrate Handel
02 March 2009
Handel's 'Acis & Galatea' played in full on BBC Radio 3...not to be missed!
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More acclaim for Matthew Passion
28 August 2008
Another award for Dunedin Consort
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BBC Radio 3 'In Tune'
'The Dunedin Consort has made a huge impact with a small group of singers...[they] make a very strong case.'


Audiophile.no
'a world-class performance'
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Pizzicato
Supersonic Award: 'This is without any doubt one of the best recordings ever made of this work...'
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Crescendo
'Une version qui mérite d’être connue et justement appréciée.'
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HighResMac
'beautiful and surprising facets' / 'schöne und überraschende Facetten'
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International Record Review
'Butt directs an at once powerful and attractively nuanced performance of the Requiem.'
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AudioStream
'Download of the Week': 'The sound of this recording is first rate.'
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Choir & Organ
5 Stars
'Beautifully paced and using period instruments in a chamber-like recording, the classical brass and woodwind create just the right ambience and drama when needed.'
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Radio Klara
5 Stars
One of Flemish Radio Klara's 'Top 10' picks
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Hi-Fi News
'Album Choice': 'Butt’s direction is akin to cleaning an old painting, the colours emerging with a new vividness. An important realisation of a well-loved work.'
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The Irish Times
5 Stars
'The performance is sinewy and expressive, lit as from within, and captures the contrapuntal writing in a way that can only be called pristine.'
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RP Online
'The most beautiful Mozart "Requiem"...'
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Classical Candor
'Among the segments that stood out for me were the "Dies Irae" for its menacing spirit; the "Tuba Mirum," "Recordare," and "Lux Aeterna" for their sweet freshness; and the "Lacrimosa" for its earnest bearing.'


The Sunday Times
'Butt gets drama aplenty...'
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The Telegraph
4 Stars
'The consort of 16 singers and an orchestra of historically aware punch and pungency bring to the music not only a vibrant clarity but also a dramatic intensity in such apocalyptic portions of the Mass...'
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Gramophone
Recording of the Month: '...one of the finest Mozart Requiems...'
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The Times
4 Stars
'It’s as though a veil has been lifted...And in the Dunedin Consort’s hands, almost every note, whoever wrote it, thrills, warms, and enchants.'
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Big Issue
'It’s a performance that reels you in and never lets you go.'
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Sinfini Music
4 Stars
'Linn’s up-close recording balance captures the dramatic focus and fiery energy generated by the Dunedin Consort.'
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AllAboutJazz.com
'The results are overwhelming.'
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
'[Butt's] measured approach brings out the starkness and solemnity of Mozart’s setting, while the recording highlights its distinctive colours in a near ideal ecclesiastical acoustic.'


NJ.com
'John Butt leads a performance that brings out the intricate orchestral writing that underpins the vocal lines.'
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Le Parnasse Musical
4 Stars
'Prise de son extraordinaire, l'une des meilleures de tout le catalogue discographique.'
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
'There is no doubt that this issue is thought-provoking in its scholarship, exciting in its spontaneous and assured musicianship...'
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The Guardian
4 Stars
'There's a real energy, with tremendous climaxes...'
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Music and Words
'Disc of the Day': 'The Lacrimosa is especially beautiful, the choir's soft entries touchingly dramatic.'
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AllMusic.com
4½ Stars
'Linn offers extraordinarily clear and spacious sound, and the sharpness of the playing comes across in the mix without any loss of the wonderful acoustic resonance.'
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MusicWeb International
'...endlessly fascinating...Overall it is an essential addition to any collection of Mozart's choral music.'
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Retford Times
'stunning'
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Surrey Mirror
‘…it’s well nigh impeccable, with director John Butt marshalling his resources superbly to create a richly detailed rendition of this much loved work.’
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Voix des Arts
'Maestro Butt and Dunedin Consort approach the score with the refinement of chamber players, and the resulting fusion of grandeur with intimacy serves the music ideally.’
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Audiophile.no
‘…a world-class performance…’
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American Record Guide
'Period instrument performances don't get any better than this.'
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Herald Scotland
'...there us a real sense of shared ownership from every gutsy, exuberant player...Butt's academic authority reveals some fascinating relationships and instrumental colours...'
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Herald Scotland
'...rewarding...'
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MusicWeb International
'If you love these works, you'll be entranced by the excellent quality of the Dunedin Consort and the warm listening experience.'
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Ionarts
'...historically most informed... in an infectious, tight performance...'
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
'... an ideal choice for this bold venture...'
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Hi-Fi News
Album Choice: ‘…this is one of the most stimulating sets of the Brandenburgs we have had…’
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International Record Review
'... refreshing and illuminating...rich-hued, generous readings...'
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The Classical Ear
'... beguiling, ear-catching instrumental colourings...'
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Gramophone
Gramophone Choice: ‘Notwithstanding the distinguished Brandenburg discography, this set is nothing short of sensational.’ Gramophone (Awards Issue 2013)
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MusicWeb International
'another winner... [the] performances and recording [are] first-rate...'
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The Sunday Times
‘The results are most compelling…’
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BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
‘Simon Heighes, I think we need this, don’t we? We do. We really do. And Linn Records’ recording is splendid. I mean really beautifully, beautifully translucent almost.’ BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review’
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Bangkok Post
‘The sound of the Studio Master recordings is absolutely spectacular, with the presence of the instruments almost tangible. As a set of performances, Dunedin's versions are a good first choice.’
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BachTrack.com
4 Stars
‘…magical performance…’
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My Classical Notes
5 Stars
'...perfectly balanced...'


The Guardian
'The Requiem had plenty of Dunedin hallmarks: crystal-clear counterpoint in the Lux Aeterna, pure vocal lines in the Lacrimosa, ferocious drive in the Dies Irae.'
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The Sunday Herald Scotland
'Crisp, freshly thought and very carefully realised without loss of apparent spontaneity...'
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AllMusic.com
5 Stars
‘…the marvelous depth of field and richness of the sonorities make it well worth purchasing.’


The Guardian
5 Stars
'...a profoundly expressive study in texture and articulation, with the string lines effortlessly and naturally interlaced.'
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
'Melodic ideas are beautifully punctuated and phrased, vibrato is used strictly ornamentally, and tempos strike my sensibilities as pretty well ideal.'
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BBC Radio 3: CD Review
'... intimate, measured and yet always joyful...'
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Classic FM Radio 'Drive'
‘Their version of the Brandenburgs is, as could be expected, insightful, lithe and crisp, full of dancing rhythms.’
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Classic FM
Featured Album: '...insightful, lithe and crisp, full of dancing rhythms.'
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MusicWeb International
'... not only historically interesting, it is musically highly rewarding.'


Opera News
'One of the most thought-provoking recordings of the past few years, and ultimately one of the most fulfilling.'
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American Record Guide
'...people interested in Bach's passion as liturgy will be fascinated by what is here.'
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Scherzo
'La dirección de Butt se nota asimismo de una minuciosidad extrema, en lo cual recibe la inestimable ayuda de unas tomas de amplia atmósfera y en el punto justo de reverberación para que la calidez de los mensajes lleguen sin un ápice de articio'


International Record Review
'All of the soloists are generally outstanding. Nicholas Mulroy’s lithe, sensitive Evangelist is the epitome of narrative clarity and contrasts beautifully with the calming, authoritative richness of Matthew Brook’s Jesus.'
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Classical.net
'Contrast has made for real impact'


MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: 'I will not be surprised if this recording of the St. John Passion comes to be regarded as a landmark in the work's already distinguished discography.'
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The Guardian
4 Stars
Live Review
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Music OMH
4 Stars
Live Review
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voix-des-arts.blogspot.co.uk
'The Dunedin Consort prove themselves to be instrumentalists of extraordinary ability.'
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Early Music Review
'This is far and away the most musical and satisfying performance around among the many, many versions available.'
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Early Music Review
'Whatever St John Passion you own, buy this one - it's unique!'
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Recording of the Month: 'a dramatic, profoundly considered reading.'
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Sunday Times
'Linn offers a fascinating extra dimension.'
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Irish Times
'the performance is nimble on its feet.'
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The Observer
'Historic and supremely important'
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Audiophile Audition
'The performance is a fine one, even exceptional'
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Financial Times
'wonderfully pure, buoyant and transparent.'
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Herald Scotland
4 Stars
Live Review from Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow
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The Guardian
4 Stars
Live Review from Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
'Inspirational on every level.'
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The Times
'the liturgical experience offers benefits to heart and mind'
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: 'an exceptionally fine small-scale performance'
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The Herald
'A breakthrough on Bach's John Passion'
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The Big Issue
'The impact is huge. The architecture, emotion and implication of Bach's music all change.'
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McAlister Matheson Music
'This Johannes Passion performance is without doubt the most involving and dramatic I have encountered.'
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Gramophone
Recording of the Month: '...[a] perfectly paced ensemble Passion'
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Gramophone
'As the Dunedin Consort record Bach's St John Passion in the context of a Good Friday vespers, David Vickers speaks to John Butt and others about the rewards of liturgical reconstruction.'
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The Times
Voted one of the top 10 classical albums of 2012 by The Times


Pizzicato
A review in French.
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BBC Music Magazine
4½ Stars
'a two-voices-to-a-part chorus achieves more immediacy than a larger choir, coupled with a stylish and delightfully intimate band.'
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Early Music Review
'The Dunedin Consort perform as a tight and capable band and Butt once again has proved himself the master of dramatic pacing. Thoroughly recommended.'
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
'...the results are very nice indeed...all the soloists are excellent.'
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resmusica.com
Review in French
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MusicWeb International
'I'd go for the new recording of the 1720 version.'
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BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
'We need this thrilling recording...The sound on this is wonderful.'
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AllMusic.com
4 Stars
'majestic choruses'
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
'Hugely recommended in every respect.'
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International Record Review
'...one of the most attractive versions on disc.'
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MusicWeb International
'The Dunedin Consort, John Butt and Linn have already brought us some excellent recordings of Handel and Bach* and this new Esther is worthy to stand with them'.
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The Guardian
4 Stars
'...wonderfully crafted music making.'
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The Times
4 Stars
'...more than enough to keep us on the edge of our seats.'
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Gramophone
'Butt's direction combines spontaneous freshness with a care for expressive phrasing and precise colouring.'
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Gramophone
'...Brook's performance of the villain Haman's ‘Turn not, O Queen' transfixes everyone...'
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Presto Classical
'The ever-excellent James Gilchrist is at his most mellifluous here...'
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McAlister Matheson Music
'...vibrant performances of the highest quality...'
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The Consort
"...the beauty alone of many of the solo numbers would make it worth buying."
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ClassiqueInfo Disque
'La qualité de l’orchestre, notamment est étonnante et...Les tempos sont toujours justes, les soli d’une justesse miraculeuse...'
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Toccata-Alte Musik Aktuell
"...eröffnet ein Feuerwerk an Klangfarben..."
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SoundStageExperience.com
"Great sound and great performance in one recording. That's rare."
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ClassicalNet
...this account is full of expression and articulations of the divine...the choral singing is uniformly uplifting
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Concerto Das Magazin fur Alte Musik
"Und emfehlen kann man diese Aufnahme uneingeschränkt: Die Arien sind ebenso ansprechend geraten wie die teils mit, teils ohne die Ripienostimmen gesungenen Chöre; das Instrumentalspiel ist vom Feinsten."
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Musik an sich...
"...die reicher instrumentierten, konzertanten Sätze..."
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Early Music Review
"There have been many recordings...but in my opinion the Dunedin is the first to come anywhere near challenging it."
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
"This recording will provide abundant pleasure to Bach lovers..."
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Early Music Review (Live)
"Every now and then there is a concert that just blows me away..."
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Klassik.com
4½ Stars
"...Diese Einspielung sollte..."
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The Guardian
4 Stars
"...this is a fascinating and hugely rewarding account..."
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ClassicsTodayFrance.com
4½ Stars
"Fervente, parce que l'expression est très étudiée et travaillée."
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Classic FM Magazine
4½ Stars
"The awe-inspiring intricacy of Bach's part-writing has been wonderfully magnified..."
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
No performance could better justify small-scale Bach than this convincing marriage of scholarship and inspiration.
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Gramophone
Editor's Choice: "This performance demands to be heard."
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Sunday Herald
"...this B minor Mass is special."
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
"...there is much to recommend here, and no one purchasing will be disappointed."
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Sunday Times
"[The] performance is powerful and beautifully shaped..."
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North London News
"Sharp, pointed playing and singing in a recording that is a hallmark for authenticity in Bach performance."


The Times
4 Stars
"Surely no other recording of Bach's B Minor Mass bounces along with such joy as this..."
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Independent on Sunday
"Bach's B-minor Mass has many attractive features..."
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Sound and Music
"...una delle novità più interessanti della discografia bachiana degli ultimi anni."
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Financial Times
"The result is clean..."
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International Record Review
"...spine-tingling..."
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McAlister Matheson
"This recording deserves a place in everyone's CD collection."
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Philadelphia Enquirer
"...radiant vocal timbres and airtight blends."


Opus Musica
"Se obtiene una evidente claridad de texturas y se gana en ligereza y flexibilidad..."
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BBC Online
"...lovers of this great work will find much to appreciate - and even discover anew."
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ClassicsToday.com
4½ Stars
"...you can really lose yourself in this performance..."
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The Observer
"A definitive recording."
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Musical Pointers (Live)
"A very distinguished production..."
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Rondo
4 Stars
"Interpretatorisch gibt es sehr viel Schönes in dieser Neueinspielung..."
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MusicWeb International
"I have no hesitation in following suit and placing this at the head of my recommendations..."
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Stereophile
2009 Records To Die For: "...this performance of the Christian Passion story grips you by the ears."
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Philadelphia Inquirer
"If there's a state-of-the-art Handel recording, it's this."
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6moons
"...this recording is a jewel..."
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Choral Journal
"They play with stylish vigor..."
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Choral Journal
"...the soloists sing with beauty and a genuine understanding..."
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Choral Journal
"...they offer a dramatic immediacy of expression that scarcely any choir can match."
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High Fidelity (Poland)
5 Stars
An outstanding review from the Polish publication
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San Francisco Classical Voice
"[Butt's] Handel is fit for paradise."
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OpusHD
Opus d'Or Award: "...comblera aussi bien les audiophiles que les mélomanes."
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OpusHD (translation)
Opus d'Or Award: "...will make both audiophile and music lover rejoice."
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Norra Västerbotten
"Acis och Galatea" är inger av Händels mer kända oratorium....
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Muzyka21
5 Stars
An outstanding review from the Polish publication
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Rondo
4 Stars
"Dunedin Consort präsentieren eine gelungene, unbedingt hörenswerte Einspielung der 1718er Version..."
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SvD
utförs med fin känsla av ensemble, kör och solister
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Klassik.com
4½ Stars
"Die Dunedin Consort & Players spielen brillant."
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Classical WETA
"The recording quality and sound of this Linn disc is, as usual with this audiophile label, stupendous."
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Sunday Herald
"...this performance radiates life and personality..."
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: "Already a strong contender for the 2009 Recording of the Year..."
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
"Handel fans rejoice - a definitive Acis and Galatea at last!"
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Opus Musica
"...cálida expresividad..."
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BBC Music Magazine
"...sheer magic..."
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AudioVideoHD
5 Stars
"...un puro gozo."
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Financial Times
5 Stars
"Such radiant music-making is an ideal hors d'oeuvre for the upcoming Handel year."
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Gramophone
CD of the Month: "...utterly magical."
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Early Music Review
"A marvellous performance!"
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Classic FM Magazine
5 Stars
Opera & Vocal Disc of the Month: "...the freshness with which they sing radiates joy throughout the entire score."
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International Record Review
[An] outstanding new recording...warmly recommended.
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Sunday Times
Butt takes advantage of the most up-to-date scholarship
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
"...will light up a grey, miserable winters day."
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The Guardian
4 Stars
"Butt kept the action moving with his customary energy..."
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The Herald
4 Stars
"...Handel at his most wondrous."
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The Observer
CD of the Week: "...wonderfully intimate reading..."
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The Scotsman
"...genuinely refreshing and revelatory..."
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McAlister Matheson
"...one of the freshest and most vibrant recordings I have heard."
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Fono Forum
The German publication reviews the 3LP set
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Opus Musica
"...a interpretación es luminosa y clara..."
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AudioVideoHD
5 Stars
"Unos timbres de excepcional calidad, brillan en toda la obra..."
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AudioEnz
"How does it sound? Well in one word: Glorious."
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Pizzicato
5 Stars
'Supersonic Award' for the Dunedin's recording
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Hi-Fi News
5 Stars
"Superb"
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The Absolute Sound
"beautifully rendered"
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CD Compact
"El resultado sonoro es escalofriante, ni débil ni esquelético, ni pobre, sino perfectamente equilibrado..."
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Toccata
"Die gesamte Interpretation atmet Fröhlichkeit, Spielfreude und höchstes Musiziervergnügen."
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Hi-Fi News
4 Stars
A recording with 'intimacy and immediacy'
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Star Ledger of New Jersey
"fresh, fine-tuned voices, a beautifully textured instrumental sound."
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High Fidelity
4½ Stars
An excellent review from the Polish Audiophile publication
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MusicWeb International
"...this one is very special indeed."
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ClassicalSource.com
Linn's impressive LP presentation of "Messiah" can truly be described as 'state of the art'
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Opus Musica
"Excelente..."
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Atlanta Audio Society
"...a really memorable and persuasive Matthew Passion..."
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Audiophile Audition
4½ Stars
"...this one is tough to beat."
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LP Magazin
"Die Pressung ist erstklassig, und auch bezüglich des Klangs nimmt dieser "Messias" eine Ausnahmestellung ein."
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Klassik.com
4 Stars
"Sehr gutes Potenzial."
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The Sunday Telegraph
A performance of 'disarming emotional and dramatic immediacy'
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The Guardian
5 Stars
There's no doubt that this one is the pick of this year's crop...tinglingly vivid.
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The Berkshire Review
Superb
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Financial Times
4 Stars
sheer intimacy of musical and dramatic dialogue
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The Herald
5 Stars
They've done it again...the singing is to die for...
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Kennis & Cultuur
'Deze Deze Matthäus Passion komt uit Edinburgh.....'
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Daily Mail
4 Stars
Nicholas Mulroy is an excellent Evangelist
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De Gelderlander
5 Stars
'Kopers van Bachpassies zitten tegenwoordig met een luxeprobleem...'
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classicalsource.com
The musicianship of the youthful Dunedin Players is, quite simply, second to none
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McAlister Matheson Music Newsletter
one of the most dramatically involving and emotionally searing performances of this work to have appeared on disc
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Berlingske
5 Stars
Alligevel skal man lede længe efter en flottere indspilning... Musikerne spiller som en drøm.
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
My new benchmark. Performance ***** / Sound *****
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Prelude
Wonderbaarlijk mooie Mattheuspassie
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Trouw
"Dit is een versie waarin musicology is omgezet in verrassende muzikaliteit."
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The Scotsman
5 Stars
A highlight of 2008...brilliantly proficient
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Gramophone
Butt's St Matthew is truly original in spheres resonating beyond established parameters. Gramophone Recommended.
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BBC Online
From the word go, the Dunedin Consort draws you in.
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Classic FM magazine
Disc of the Month! Performances of stunning conviction
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Trouw
Verfrissende ontdekkingsreis door Bachs Matthaus Passion is verrassend.
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Independent on Sunday
one of the finest available one-voice-per-part Bach performances
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The Observer
5 Stars
The playing and the singing is outstanding. Highly recommended.
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
Highly recommended indeed
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
Highly recommended - indeed, this version is probably the first choice for this ever popular work.
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Hi Fi Choice
4½ Stars
This is a stunning performance, and a brilliant recording...
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Inverness Courier
The Consort deliver a fresh and hugely enjoyable perspective on the music
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Classic FM Magazine
4 Stars
...nothing but praise
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Allmusic.com
5 Stars
ALBUM OF THE DAY - One of the most compelling and engaging Messiahs on disc.
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Atlanta Audio Society Newsletter
An additional plus is the excellent diction of these singers (should that surprise us about the Scots?). This is one time when you don't need to have the booklet firmly in hand in order to understand an oratorio in English!
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The Guardian
4 Stars
an authoritative bass in Matthew Brook, and a superb contralto (one of three) in Clare Wilkinson, whose heart-stopping delivery of the words "And ye shall find rest unto your souls," sets the tone for the whole performance.
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The Times
4 Stars
the real highlights are the choruses
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Bloomberg.com
...one of the most intimate "Messiahs" available.
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The Sunday Telegraph
The playing of the Dunedin Players under John Butt is admirably crisp, and the singing of the Consort disciplined and clear in enunciation.
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Gramophone Magazine
The freshest, most natural, revelatory and transparently joyful Messiah I have heard for a very long time.
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
Stylish, fresh and more intimate.
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The Scotsman
A genuine sparkle which lifts Handel's music above the ordinary, and a fresh angle for just about every moment.
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The Times
[a] most imaginatively planned programme
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Daily Telegraph
unaccompanied, glowingly sung and recorded
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Sunday Herald
Crisp singing and clear diction is matched by outstanding technical ability by the singers
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19 December 2014 to 19 December 2014
Scotland
St John's Kirk, Perth Scotland United Kingdom
Handel's Messiah - Perth

20 December 2014 to 20 December 2014
Scotland
Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Handel's Messiah - Glasgow

21 December 2014 to 21 December 2014
Scotland
Queens hall - 4pm, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Children's Messiah

21 December 2014 to 21 December 2014
Scotland
Queens Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Handel's Messiah

John Butt talks about Matthew Passion
01 April 2008
Musical insights into this acclaimed recording of Bach's famous work
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