chooses the St Matthew Passion by J. S. Bach
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Winner of Gramophone and Classical Brits Awards. Released 9 recordings of classical trumpet music. Soloist in the Last Night of Proms (2009)
St Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach
Alison Balsom chooses the St Matthew Passion by J.S. Bach, which she describes as the towering achievement of western music. She tells John Wilson why the recording by Philippe Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi) is particularly special to her.
From the Archive
Bach's Handwritten Score
James Naughtie on the painstaking effort J S Bach took to produce the score of the St Matthew Passion and why he used coloured pencils.
From The Making of Music 25 Jun 2007