It was one of the Berliner Philharmonikerʼs most important projects in recent years: Bachʼs St. Matthew Passion with Simon Rattle, directed by Peter Sellars. The release of the production on DVD and Blu-ray has now been awarded one of the most important French music awards: the Diapason dʼOr de lʼAnnée. The jury of critics of the magazine Diapason and Radio France praised the performance as “a masterpiece in honour of Bach”. On behalf of all participating artists, director Peter Sellars accepted the award at a ceremony in Paris broadcast live by Radio France.
The recording of the St. Matthew Passion was released on the Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings label in a lavish linen edition and is available in the online shop of the Berliner Philharmoniker, in the shop in the Philharmonie and from selected retailers