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Performances (Concert)

 

Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Boston Symphony Orchestra, March 20, 2008

"The soloists were a mixed bunch but the clear standout was tenor Ian Bostridge, whose Evangelist was an exquisitely drawn portrait of musical empathy delivered with a preternaturally silken tone, at once tender, chaste, elegant, and deeply expressive. Not a single phrase of his recitatives seemed to slip by uninflected, and one had to marvel at his dexterity, the way he could drain the color from his voice on a single syllable in a word like 'crucify.'"--Jeremy Eichler, Boston Globe