Monday, 3 March 2014

Gardiner's Bach Recordings Keep Coming

In 2012, his Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists recorded the Ascension Oratorio again (they recorded it in 2000 as part of their Bach pilgrimage) - with mixed success.  

Last year, they recorded the Easter Oratorio, apparently for the first time.  It was released today, and my does it sound good.  Apart from the mezzo's voice (which might take a little getting used to, especially for those who are more accustomed to the pure tones of someone like Sarah Connolly, or the mellifluous voice of the British counter tenors like Iestyn Davies), this may be prove to be one of the most exciting recordings of the year.