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The BBC Singers: Mendelssohn's Bach St Matthew Passion

Recorded at Milton Court in London, Peter Dijkstra conducts the BBC Singers and St James' Baroque in a performance of Mendelssohn's orchestration of JS Bach's St Matthew Passion.

Recorded at Milton Court in London, Peter Dijkstra conducts the BBC Singers and St James' Baroque in a performance of Mendelssohn's orchestration of JS Bach's St Matthew Passion.

Bach/Mendelssohn: St Matthew Passion

Nicholas Mulroy (tenor) Evangelist
Jimmy Holliday (bass) Christus
BBC Singers
St James' Baroque
Peter Dijkstra (conductor)

Mendelssohn's grandmother hosted a salon that championed Bach's music, his father collected Bach manuscripts, so it is no surprise that Felix should share their adoration and become involved in the modern revival of the great JSB's music. Tonight's concert takes us back to the Berlin of March 1829, when Mendelssohn conducted the forces of the Singakademie in a performance of Bach's St Matthew Passion, a performance that played a major role in re-establishing Bach's music in the concert repertoire.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Fantasia in E major on 'The last rose of summer', Op. 15

    Performer: Howard Shelley.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    St Matthew Passion (arr. Felix Mendelssohn)

    Choir: BBC Singers. Conductor: Peter Dijkstra. Orchestra: St James's Baroque Players. Singer: Nicholas Mulroy. Singer: Jimmy Holiday.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Suite No.3 in C for solo cello, BWV 1009

    Performer: István Várdai.

Credit

Role Contributor
Actor BBC Singers

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