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    I found this recording on youtube and liked it. Very intense and sincere:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37Hi9PSs7og
    But some comments thought it was disrespectful.
    What do you think?
    I thought the sound quality was excellent.
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    I think the performance is excellent. As for the negative comments (especially about the conductor's appearance), idiots are all over the place (even on Youtube).

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    I actually prefer the St John over the St Matthew. The St John is a more dramatic piece and the passion of christ flows better as a story/drama in that musical piece than the St Matthew.
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    I thought it was a fine interpretation. The comments about the conductor's look are ridiculous considering this is either a recording session or a rehearsal. Who expects people to dress up for a rehearsal??

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    Thanks for the replies - the opening chorus is one of the most moving pieces of music that I know. I think I agree too that the St. John is even more of a masterpiece than the St. Matthew (which I know better, having sung in the chorus several times.)

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