St. Matthew Passion

May 6, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Composed in 1727, it’s one of two surviving J.S. Bach accounts of the last days of Jesus. Bill begins by examining the history of the Lutheran church in Germany and the early musical representations of Christ’s last days, including Bach’s earlier St. John Passion. Before the week is over we will also sample Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ and Osvaldo Golijov’s La Pasión Según San Marcos.

Playlist

Episode 1

J.S. Bach: “Herr, unser Herrscher” fr. St. John Passion
Staatskapelle Dresden & Rundfunkchor Leipzig/Schrier
Phil 422088
9:45

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (excerpt)
CSO & Chorus/Solti
Decca 425691
2:49, 1:25

J.S. Bach: “Kommt, Ihr Töchter” fr. St. Matthew Passion
English Baroque Soloists & Monteverdi Choir/Gardiner
Archiv 427648
5:56

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (excerpts)
Ghent Collegium Vocale & Orchestra/Herreweghe
HM 951676-78
:42, :46, 8:14, 7:55, :40, 9:44

Episode 2

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (excerpts)
Ghent Collegium Vocale & Orchestra/Herreweghe
HM 951676-78
1:01, 3:41, 6:31, :40, :57, 4:15, 2:27, :45, 2:21, 4:37, 8:00

J.S. Bach: Christ lag in Todes Banden, BWV 4 (excerpts)
American Bach Soloists/Thomas
Koch 7235
:28, 10:12

J.S. Bach arr. Stokowski: Chorale fr. the “Easter Cantata,” BWV 4
BBC Phil/Bamert
Chan 9259
3:47

Episode 3

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (excerpts)
Ghent Collegium Vocale & Orchestra/Herreweghe
HM 951676-78
11:36, 2:01, :53, 2:14

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (excerpts)
Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus/Klemperer
EMI 67542
9:00, 1:08

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (excerpt)
Gabrieli Consort & Players/McCreesh
Archiv 474200
:36

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, II & III
Academy of St. Martin in-the-Fields/Marriner
Phil 400077
8:40

J.S. Bach: “Ich habe genug” fr. Cantata BWV 82
Camerata Academica Salzburg/Norrington
Decca 466570
6:50

G. Gould: “So You Want to Write a Fugue?”
Julliard String Quartet & Benson-Guy, s.; Darian, ms.; Bressler, ten.; Gramm, bs.
Sony 52679
3:55

Episode 4

Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross, I
Orchestra of St. Lukes/Rudel
Musicmasters 60238
6:18

Golijov: La Pasión Según San Marcos (excerpts)
Orquesta La Pasión & Scola Cantorum de Caracas/Guinand
Hänssler Cl 98404
12:24

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (excerpts)
Ghent Collegium Vocale & Orchestra/Herreweghe
HM 951676-78
2:47, 6:07, 2:17, 1:03, 5:52, 2:46, 6:47

J.S. Bach: “Bist Du Bei Mir,” BWV 508
Orch./Sadin; Battle, s.
Sony 62035
2:19

Episode 5

J.S. Bach: Prelude & Fugue No. 13 fr. the Well-Tempered Clavier
Fellner, p.
ECM 1853
3:18, 1:14

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (excerpts)
Ghent Collegium Vocale & Orchestra/Herreweghe
HM 951676-78
4:49, 5:48, 3:29, 4:32, 3:48, 2:31, 7:43

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (excerpts)
CSO & Chorus/Solti
Decca 425691
11:08