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More acclaim for Matthew Passion
Dunedin Consort is continuing to receive recognition for their version of JS Bach's ‘Matthew Passion (Bach's last performing version, c.1742)'. The Luxembourgian publication Pizzicato has presented the recording with a ‘Supersonic Award'. Commenting on the authentic approach the Dunedins director John Butt takes they compliment the perfect balance between soloists, chorus and orchestra. This fantastic achievement adds to the numerous five-star and ‘Disc of the Week' reviews which the group received upon the release of ‘Matthew Passion'.
The opportune timing of this award inspires confidence in the next Dunedin Consort recording of Handel's ‘Acis and Galatea' which is due for release in November 2008. Their second Handel recording - following their hugely successful Gramophone Award-winning version of ‘Messiah' - promises to be a fantastic addition to their repertoire of recordings. Look out for more information coming soon on www.linnrecords.com.
To read the full review from Pizzicato click here.