St. Matthew Passion

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Monday, April 02, 2012

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.

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Marleine Member from NYC

Bravo Bill! I listen to WQXR almost non-stop when I can, and this Eastertide I have been waiting all season for someone to play Osvaldo Golijov's La Pasion de Sangun San Marco, one of the most brilliant compositions ever written. Some years ago, I had the good fortune of meeting Mr.Golijov when he presented the Pasion at the Manus School of Music.It was one of the most fascinating, moving performances I have ever seen.
Thank you, thank you for keeping this remarkable, eclectic and innovative work on the airways, a idiosyncratic piece that may not be cater to everyone's taste, but, for me, is a work hardly surpassed in its charm, genius and personal importance.

Apr. 05 2012 11:30 PM

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