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Proms 2014 Prom 66: Bach – St Matthew Passion

Prom 66: Bach – St Matthew Passion
Prom 66: Bach – St Matthew Passion
19:00 Sat 6 Sep 2014 Royal Albert Hall
Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker present Peter Sellars’s staging of Bach’s St Matthew Passion for the first time in the UK. It’s a work that confronts suffering and torture as well as salvation and redemption in some of Bach’s most moving music. Mark Padmore’s Evangelist leads a starry cast that also includes celebrated German baritone Christian Gerhaher.
Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker present Peter Sellars’s staging of Bach’s St Matthew Passion for the first time in the UK. It’s a work that confronts suffering and torture as well as salvation and redemption in some of Bach’s most moving music. Mark Padmore’s Evangelist leads a starry cast that also includes celebrated German baritone Christian Gerhaher.

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Sir Simon Rattle conducts Peter Sellars’s innovative staging of Bach’s St Matthew Passion. While the dramatic St John Passion (heard earlier this season) is all musical action and reaction, the St Matthew is altogether more contemplative – confronting suffering and torture as well as salvation and redemption in some of Bach’s most moving music.

A starry line-up of soloists is led by Mark Padmore’s Evangelist, and includes celebrated German baritone Christian Gerhaher singing the words of Christ.

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