St. Matthew Passion

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Composed in 1727, it’s one of two surviving settings of the last days of Jesus Christ composed by J.S. Bach. We’ll explore the history of this masterpiece and sample different recordings.

Comments [7]


The producers of Exploring Music at WFMT might be able to help you:,5

May. 12 2011 01:31 PM
Neville Nagarwalla from Brooklyn NY

Is there any way to purchase a copy of this broadcast (Exploring Music) from the week of Apr 18-22?

Thank you and regards,

May. 12 2011 12:36 AM
Lee from NYC

I recommend Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's "Ich habe genug", Bach Cantatas BMV 82 & 199

Apr. 20 2011 11:53 PM


You can find the playlists for this week here:

Apr. 20 2011 03:48 PM

Bach ist der beste. Thank you for this wonderful exploration of this work.

Apr. 20 2011 12:00 AM

I know that you played several version of the Passion tonight. Can you please provide the names of the recording.

Apr. 19 2011 12:08 AM

Simply glorious. Thank you.

Apr. 18 2011 11:10 PM

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