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Happy Easter Widdershins, for those celebrating!

Passover ended last night, so happy end of Passover for those celebrating!

Let’s just share some Passover and Easter related music! I’ll start with one of my absolute all-time favorite works: Johann Sebastian’s Bach’s extraordinary “St. Matthew Passion.” I’ll argue one of the top 10 greatest works of Western art music ever written.

Composed in 1727. The exact circumstances of its composition and premiere are murky. Seems that it was probably first performed on Good Friday of April 11, 1727, in St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, where Bach was the Cantor. (A church that still exists and where musical performances still take place.) Bach then revised the Matthäus-Passion in the 1740s.

A couple of excerpts from the work.

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A staged performance of the Passion at the Berlin Philharmonie with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená and concertmaster Daniel Stabrawa. Directed by Peter Sellars.
The closing chorus, conducted by Philippe Herreweghe.

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