Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Donald Macleod presents the Berlin Philharmonic under Simon Rattle in Part 1 of Peter Sellars's semi-staged version of Bach's St Matthew Passion.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Donald Macleod
The Berlin Philharmonic and Simon Rattle live at the BBC Proms in an innovative staging of Bach's St Matthew Passion, with soloists including Mark Padmore and Christian Gerhaher.
J. S. BACH: St Matthew Passion - Part 1 (staging by Peter Sellars; sung in German)
J. S. BACH: St Matthew Passion - Part 2
Evangelist ..... Mark Padmore (tenor)
Christus ..... Christian Gerhaher (baritone)
Camilla Tilling (soprano)
Magdalena Kozená (mezzo-soprano)
Topi Lehtipuu (tenor)
Eric Owens (bass-baritone)
Choristers from Wells and Winchester Cathedrals
Berlin Radio Choir
Sir Simon Rattle (conductor)
In the second of their two Proms this season, Sir Simon Rattle conducts his Berlin Philharmonic in Peter Sellars's innovative staging of Bach's St Matthew Passion. While the dramatic St John Passion (heard earlier this season) focusses on the action, 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 German baritone Christian Gerhaher singing the words of Christ.
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