Tag Archive for: Bach

Bach Passions – The Arts Desk Review

★★★★ John Passion

★★★★★ Matthew Passion

Simon Thompson, The Arts Desk

‘…if John was great then Matthew came close to perfection’

Read the full review here.

Leipzig 300 – The Times Review


Simon Thompson, The Times

‘John Butt’s flexible conducting of the small orchestral ensemble admirably brought out the colour of both the music and the words, and his four singers one to a part, sang with rich musical insights…’

Read the full review here.

Leipzig 300 – BachTrack Review


David Smyth, BachTrack

‘…Doyle’s voice soaring sweetly in a lively arrangement, with the unison violas providing an enchanting sound world.’

Read the full review here.

Leipzig 300 – Vox Carnyx Review

Keith Bruce, Vox Carnyx

‘rarely do the chorus hymns sound so much part of the shape of the cantatas as they did here… [and] that rhythmic assurance was just as impressive among the instrumentalists.’

Read the full review here.

Leipzig 300 – Arts Reviews Edinburgh


‘This is music to fill the heart and the soul…’

Read the full review here.

Bach Orchestral Suites – Fanfare Review

James A. Altena, Fanfare

“Bach simply doesn’t get any better than this. Urgently, emphatically, even insistently recommended.”

Read the full review in the March 2023 issue of Fanfare.


Bach Orchestral Suites – MusicWeb International Review

Simon Thompson, MusicWeb International

“…it’s difficult to listen to this music without breaking into a grin. Don’t resist: hear it and smile.”

Read the full review here.


Bach: Orchestral Suites — BBC Music Magazine Review


BBC Music Magazine

A worthy conclusion to a series that includes some toweringly authoritative performances

Read the full review in the December issue of BBC Music Magazine.



Bach: Orchestral Suites — The Financial Times Review

The Financial Times

John Butt and his Edinburgh-based ensemble imbue this recording with a strong rhythmic impulse.

Read the full review here



Matthew Passion – BachTrack Review


Roy Westbrook, BachTrack

‘Mulroy, probably now the leading Evangelist of his generation, was outstanding… the interpretation has matured, with a freely expressive fervour in his narration, his singing both rapt and rapturous.’

Read the full review here.

Matthew Passion – The Times Review


Simon Thompson, The Times

‘The quality of musicianship combined with depths of communicative insight to make this a Matthew Passion that cut straight to the heart… every line of Bach’s counterpoint was so clear you could almost touch it.’

Read the full review here.

Ich habe genug – Scherzo Review

Mariano Acero Ruilópez, Scherzo

“An album of extraordinary quality … Butt is, without a doubt, not only a great musicologist, but also one of the best Bachian conductors of the moment.”

Read the full review in the January 2022 edition of Scherzo.

Ich habe genug – Choir & Organ Review


Philip Reed, Choir & Organ

“This is a must-hear release.”

Read the full review in the January/February 2022 edition of Choir & Organ.

Ich habe genug – Gramophone Review

David Vickers, Gramophone

‘Every element in Ich habe genug feels just right – the compassionate tension of the soft strings’ lullaby motion, Alexandra Bellamy’s soulful oboe, tenderly realised keyboard continuo playing and cathartic fulfilment of divine promise in Matthew Brook’s endearing truthfulness.’ 

Read the full review in the December 2021 edition of Gramophone. 

Ich habe genug – Album of the week – The Sunday Times

Dan Cairns, The Sunday Times

“St Luke’s Song of Simeon rendered here with arresting simplicity and noble tone by a youthful sounding Matthew Brook.”

Selected as album of the week for week commencing 31st October 2021. 

Tag Archive for: Bach

Nothing Found

Sorry, no posts matched your criteria