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Prom 66 (part 2): Bach - St Matthew Passion

Episode 2 of 2

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Donald Macleod presents the Berlin Philharmonic under Simon Rattle in Part 2 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)

8.15pm
Interval

8.35pm
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
Berliner Philharmoniker
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.

2 hours, 25 minutes

Last on

Sat 6 Sep 2014 20:35

Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St Matthew Passion (sung in German) Part 2 (i)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach St Matthew Passion (sung in German) Part 2 (ii)

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle.

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