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Dunedin Consort - J.S. Bach: Magnificat - Musicophiles Blog

John Butt takes the Christmas connection seriously, and tries to fully reconstruct Bach's own Christmas performance in Leipzig. Appropriately, you get some organ music and the Christmas Cantata BWV 63. He even intersects a Vom Himmel Hoch Da Komm Ich Her, a traditional German Christmas Carol, in the middle of the work. I’ve previously mentioned this album in my comments about the Gramophone Awards nominees in 2016, giving this album 5 stars. My high opinion hasn’t changed, it still is one of the most beautiful versions around, and combined with Linn's excellent recording skills, this is very much worth having. Particularly memorable about this performance is the choir in all its glory.

Musicophiles Blog
16 December 2017