Philippe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Johannes-Passion, BWV 245 - BBC Music Magazine

Herreweghe’s unswerving focus is evident from the opening chorus, whose elemental summons is exactingly calibrated, dark-grained and resolute…Schmitt’s Evangelist narrates with exemplary pacing and dramatic involvement…Herreweghe’s is an ensemble triumph, a symbiotic entwining of voice and instruments that brings about repeated moments of wonder.

BBC Music Magazine
01 May 2020