19th April

Concert will begin at 17:04 hours GMT

Bach's 'St Matthew Passion' with Strazanac, Fischesser, Schmitt, Eerens and Morison from Leipzig

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Bach's 'St Matthew Passion' is a sacred oratorio written in 1727 for solo voices, double choir and double orchestra, with libretto by Picander (Christian Friedrich Henrici). It sets chapters 26 and 27 of the Gospel of Matthew (in the German translation of Martin Luther) to music.

Performers: Ilse Eerens, soprano, Catriona Morison, alto, Maximilian Schmitt, tenor, Christof Fischesser, bass, Kresimir Strazanac, bass.

MDR Radio Choir and Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Risto Joost.

Recorded 31 March.

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