John Nelson conducts Bach's St Matthew Passion (Matthäus Passion)
This work recounts the story of the capture and crucifixion of Christ, using the words of the Holy Scriptures, often interrupted by the poetic interjections of the chorus – dramatic, lyrical and contemplative. The emotional variety and intensity are correspondingly greater. Because of the magnitude of work which contains no fewer than 68 musical numbers and requires almost five hours to perform, JS Bach's St Matthew Passion is a unique depiction of the suffering and death of Christ. This concert filmed twice with 7 HD cameras is directed by Louise Narboni. The documentary (52') includes rehearsal materials from the sessions that preceded the concert.
Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus Passion