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Episode 2

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Ian Skelly presents the second part of the European Broadcasting Union's annual day of music to mark Holy Week. With concerts from Prague, Brussels and Amsterdam.

Ian Skelly presents the European Broadcasting Union's annual day of music to mark Holy Week, with live and pre-recorded concerts from Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, London, Prague, Rome and Wexford. The day continues with Baroque music appropriate to Holy Week from one of Prague's most beautiful Baroque churches, and two concerts from the Low Countries: Szymanowski's Stabat Mater and music by Zemlinsky from Brussels, and from Amsterdam the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's annual Eastertide performance of Bach's monumental St Matthew Passion.

4pm - CZECH REPUBLIC: Church of St Simon and St Jude, Prague

Telemann: Brich, mein Herz (aria from Brockes Passion, TWV 5:1); Flute Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D2
Handel: Dem Himmel gleicht sein blutgefärbter Rücken (aria from Brockes Passion, HWV 48)
Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar: Violin Concerto in D minor
Bach: Cantata No 82 - Ich habe genug

Hana Blazikova (soprano),
Lenka Torgersen (violin),
Collegium Marianum,
Jana Semeradova (director and Baroque flute).

Picture of Collegium Marianum (c) Petra Hajska

5pm - BELGIUM: Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels

Szymanowski: Stabat Mater, Op 53
Zemlinsky: Psalm XXIII, Op 14

Elzbieta Szmytka (soprano),
Agnieszka Rehlis (mezzo-soprano),
Andrzej Dobber (baritone),
London Philharmonic Choir,
London Philharmonic Orchestra,
Vladimir Jurowski (conductor).

6pm - NETHERLANDS: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

J. S. Bach: St Matthew Passion, BWV 244

James Gilchrist (tenor),
Christopher Maltman (bass),
Lydia Teuscher (soprano),
Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor),
Thomas Oliemans (bass-baritone),
Carolyn Sampson (soprano),
David Daniels (countertenor),
Jeremy Ovenden (tenor),
Netherlands Radio Chorus,
National Boys' Choir,
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,
Ivor Bolton (conductor).

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Music Played

  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Brich, mein Herz (aria from Brockes Passion, TWV 5:1)

    Singer: Hana Blažíková. Ensemble: Collegium Marianum. Director: Jana Semerádová.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann

    Flute Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D2

    Performer: Jana Semerádová. Ensemble: Collegium Marianum. Director: Jana Semerádová.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Dem Himmel gleicht sein blutgefärbter Rücken (aria from Brockes Passion, HWV48)

    Singer: Hana Blažíková. Ensemble: Collegium Marianum. Director: Jana Semerádová.
  • Johann Ernst of Saxe Weimar

    Violin Concerto in D minor

    Performer: Lenka Torgersen. Ensemble: Collegium Marianum. Director: Jana Semerádová.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No 82 - Ich habe genug

    Singer: Hana Blažíková. Ensemble: Collegium Marianum. Director: Jana Semerádová.
  • Karol Szymanowski

    Stabat Mater, Op 53

    Singer: Elzbieta Szmytka. Singer: Agnieszka Rehlis. Singer: Andrzej Dobber. Choir: London Philharmonic Choir. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Psalm 23, Op 14

    Choir: London Philharmonic Choir. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Jurowski.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

    Today you will be with me in paradise (The Seven Last Words of Christ, No 2)

    Singer: Sophie Karthäuser. Singer: Julien Behr. Ensemble: Academy for Ancient Music Berlin. Conductor: René Jacobs.
  • Hilarion Alfeyev

    My Son and My God (from St Matthew Passion)

    Singer: Naira Asartyan. Orchestra: Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Vladimir Fedoseyev.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Passion according to St Matthew, BWV244 - Part One

    Singer: James Gilchrist. Singer: Christopher Maltman. Singer: Lydia Teuscher. Singer: Lawrence Zazzo. Singer: Thomas Oliemans. Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Singer: David Daniels. Singer: Jeremy Ovenden. Choir: Groot Omroepkoor. Choir: National Boys' Choir. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Ivor Bolton.
  • Olivier Messiaen

    Institution of the Eucharist; The Darkness (from Livre du Saint Sacrement)

    Performer: Olivier Latry.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Passion according to St Matthew, BWV244 - Part Two

    Singer: James Gilchrist. Singer: Christopher Maltman. Singer: Lydia Teuscher. Singer: Lawrence Zazzo. Singer: Thomas Oliemans. Singer: Carolyn Sampson. Singer: David Daniels. Singer: Jeremy Ovenden. Choir: Groot Omroepkoor. Choir: National Boys' Choir. Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor: Ivor Bolton.

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