Post by Dave Pitzer
I'm ready to purchase a new (for me) recording of the Saint Matthew's
Any reccommendations would be appreciated. I tend to prefer period
instruments with Bach. I also prefer (by a small margin) all male voices for
the four chorus and solo voices.
If you want all-male voices (both choral and solo) there are few choices:
Harnoncourt's 1970 recording (Teldec), Leonhardt's 1989 recording (Harmonia
Mundi), and Leusink (1992, Amsterdam Classics). There may be a couple more.
I have Harnoncourt's on LP: it seems to have held up quite well.