Bach: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244.
Karl Richter, Julia Hamari, Otto Büchner, Helen Donath, Horst Laubenthal, Siegmund Nimsgern, Ernst Gerold Schramm, Peter Schreier, Münchener Bach-Orchester, and Münchener Bach-Chor
Performance Year: 1971
The Bacewicz cycle of seven string quartets remains one of my favorite discoveries of the past 5 years. According to some opinions I've read the Lutoslawki's are outclassed by the Silesian Quartet who recorded the cycle for Chandos. I'll have to give those recordings a listen soon. Bacewicz's excellent violin concertos have also been recorded on two volumes for Chandos.