I envy you Joanna! Helmut Rilling is probably the foremost expert on the Matthew Passion. I studied it under Tamara Brooks (sadly deceased at aged 71, wife of Theodore Bikel aged 88O) when I was a student at Haverford College in the late 70s. She was heavily influenced by Klemperer's monumental reading. So how did your performance turn out?
Posted on Friday, April 06, 2012 - 07:36 am:
Thank you for the wonderful Easter Week series! I loved listening every morning. We'll be studying the St. Matthew this summer with Helmuth Rilling. Your program was a lovely and dramatic preview.