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Richard Egarr © Marco Borggreve
London

No ordinary Messiah at the Barbican

By , 20 December 2017
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Robert Howarth © Robert Workman
London

A Vespers on wilted wings: the AAM tackle Monteverdi

By , 23 June 2017
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John Butt conducts the Dunedin Consort in Leipzig © Bachfest Leipzig | Gert Mothes
Leipzig

Bach to basics at Bachfest Leipzig

By , 11 June 2017
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Sir Roger Norrington © Alberto Venzago
London

Feel-good factor Creation from Norrington and LPO

By , 04 February 2017
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John Butt © David Barbour
London

Ravishing Bach at St John’s with the OAE

By , 10 March 2016
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Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin © Kristof Fischer
Oslo

Funeral Anthem proves an inspired opener for the Oslo International Church Music Festival

By , 04 March 2016
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© Michiel Hendrickx
Madrid

Collegium Vocale Gent performs divine St John Passion in Madrid

By , 29 March 2015
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Acis & Galatea performance in Perth © Dunedin Consort
Dunbar

Lammermuir Festival: Acis and Galatea

By , 21 September 2014
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The Academy of Ancient Music © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

A superb St Matthew Passion from the Academy of Ancient Music

By , 10 April 2014
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Collegium Vocale Gent Choir and Orchestra © Richard Termine
Amsterdam

Power and feeling in Amsterdam with Collegium Vocale Gent

By , 01 December 2013
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John Mark Ainsley and Sophie Bevan  ©  AAM / Toby Chadd
London

The Academy of Ancient Music opens its 40th anniversary season with brilliantly staged L'Orfeo

By , 28 September 2013
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Dunedin Consort in St Mary’s Haddington  ©  Robin Mitchell
Haddington

Lammermuir Festival: Dunedin Consort in Mozart and C.P.E. Bach

By , 22 September 2013
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Philippe Herreweghe  ©  Mirjam Devriendt
New York City

Not another Messiah: Herreweghe's Christmas Oratorio in NYC

By , 15 December 2012
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Members of Northern Sinfonia Chorus  ©  Dan Brady
Gateshead

Northern Sinfonia: A Messiah with plenty of passion

By , 01 December 2012
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Collegium Vocale Gent Choir and Orchestra  ©  Richard Termine
New York City

Philippe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Gent: St. Matthew Passion at the Lincoln Center

By , 31 March 2012
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©  Classical Opera Company
London

Youthful singing bring out the charm in Mozart's Il re pastore

By , 12 November 2011
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Tom Randle as Ulysses and Ruby Hughes as Minerva  ©  Johan Persson
London

Ulysses is back. And he's mean, armed and dangerous.

By , 24 March 2011
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Collegium Vocale Gent und Philippe Herreweghe © Salzburger Festspiele | Marco Borrelli
Salzburg

Philippe Herreweghe zeichnet Bachs h-Moll-Messe bei den Salzburger Festspielen in feinen Pastelltönen

By , 25 July 2018
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Philippe Herreweghe © Michiel Hendrickx
Paris

Sacré théâtre : la Saint Matthieu selon Philippe Herreweghe et le Collegium Vocale Gent au Théâtre des Champs-Élysées

By , 12 April 2017
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El conjunto Collegium Vocale Gent © Michiel Hendrickx
Madrid

Herreweghe presenta una Pasión reflexiva y emocional en el Auditorio

By , 09 April 2017
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Ensemble Pygmalion © Piergab
Cologne

Bachs Matthäuspassion so spannend und lebendig: Ensemble Pygmalion beim Kölner Debüt

By , 24 March 2016
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Philippe Herreweghe © Michiel Hendrickx
Bruges

Bach le maître, Buxtehude le précurseur : Philippe Herreweghe et le Collegium Vocale démontrent comment et pourquoi.

By , 24 January 2016
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Philippe Herreweghe © Michiel Hendrickx
Lyon

Auditeurs, gravez ce jour

By , 22 December 2015
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Raphael Pichon © Bertrand Pichene
Essen

Soli Deo Gloria – Singet, lobet (und tanzet): Bach am Totensonntag

By , 22 November 2015
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Gli Angeli Genève © Rebecca Bowring
Geneva

Tallis a illuminé les voûtes de la Cathédrale d’une lumière chaude et sombre…

By , 03 September 2015
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Raphaël Pichon © Guilhem Vicard
La Chaise-Dieu

La famille Bach ressuscitée par l'ensemble Pygmalion

By , 26 August 2014
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Philippe Herreweghe © Michiel Hendryckx
Edinburgh

La Messe en si à Edimbourg : démystifiée et pourtant toujours insaisissable

By , 16 August 2014
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Raphaël Pichon © Bertrand Pichene
Paris

La Passion révélée : "Musique funèbre pour le Prince de Cöthen" de Bach par l'Ensemble Pygmalion

By , 13 May 2014
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