ELGAR: The Apostles – Hallé Orchestra/ Hallé Choir and YouthChoir/soloists/ Sir Mark Elder – Hallé Records (2 CDs)
Excellent performance should be in a complete Elgar collection.
BACH: Johannes-Passion (St. John Passion) – Soloists /La Petite Bande /Sigiswald Kuijken – Challenge Classics (2 discs)
Even in a very crowded field, Kuijken’s Saint John Passion is a standout.
The only recording of this rare original suite by Oscar Peterson.