“For me, Bach’s music is the greatest ever achievement of the human spirit…” Reinbert de Leeuw talking about the St Matthew Passion.

The unparalleled success of the St Matthew Passion under the refreshing direction of Reinbert de Leeuw, the grandmaster of contemporary music, was followed by a documentary which proved to be a firm favourite in cinemas for months. What the film portrayed so vividly were above all the personal experiences of the musicians themselves. The utmost concentration, everything and everyone committed to giving the ultimate performance. In 2019, Bach’s masterpiece can be heard again in Reinbert de Leeuw’s charged, highly emotional interpretation.

“Sublime”, according to De Volkskrant. “Reinbert de Leeuw freshens up the St Matthew”, as the Noord Hollands Dagblad describes it.

J.S. Bach St Matthew Passion

Nederlands Kamerkoor
Holland Baroque
Reinbert de Leeuw conductor

Benedikt Kristjansson tenor (Evangelist)
Andreas Wolf Christ

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