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Matthew Best (conductor)

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Name  Matthew Best

Role  Bass
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Albums  Requiem, Vespers, Bruckner Motets
Nominations  Brit Award for Best Classical Recording
Similar People  David Hill, Ralph Vaughan Williams, John Mark Ainsley, Anton Bruckner, John Eliot Gardiner

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Matthew Best (born 6 February 1957) is an English bass singer and conductor, especially of vocal music. He founded the ensemble Corydon Singers. From 1985, he was also a guest conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra. His recordings focus on the vocal music by Anton Bruckner.


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According to Hans Roelofs, Matthew Best is one of the better performers of Bruckner's religious music. His CDs with performances of Bruckner's Requiem, Mass No. 2 (1882 version), and Psalms 114 and 112 are as yet possibly the nec plus ultra. His CD devoted to Bruckner's motets and his performances of Masses Nos. 1 and 3, Aequali, Libera me (II), Te Deum and Psalm 150 are also among the better ones.

  • Matthew Best, Corydon Singers, Bruckner: Motets - CD: Hyperion CDA66062, 1982
  • Matthew Best, Corydon Singers, English Chamber Orchestra wind ensemble, Bruckner: Mass in E minor, Libera me, Zwei Aequale - CD: Hyperion CDA66177, 1985
  • Matthew Best, Corydon Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Bruckner: Requiem, Psalms 112 & 114 - CD: Hyperion CDA66245, 1987
  • Matthew Best, Corydon Singers & Orchestra, Bruckner: Mass in F minor, Psalm 150 - CD: Hyperion CDA66599, 1992
  • Matthew Best, Corydon Singers & Orchestra, Bruckner: Mass in D minor, Te Deum - CD: Hyperion CDA 66650, 1993
  • References

    Matthew Best (conductor) Wikipedia