St. Matthew’s Passion by J.S. Bach: Berliner Philharmoniker & Orfeó Català & OCM

Barcelona, Palau de la Música Catalana — Concert Hall

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About the Event

To speak of the St. Matthew Passion is also to speak of the recovery of early music after Bach's death the work was forgotten. At that time, religious music of the Lutheran environment had a practical purpose and it was difficult for the works to resonate with audiences outside the churches.

The composer/conductor Felix Mendelssohn returned to interpret the Passion in 1829 conducting a shortened version, adapted to the aesthetic tastes of the moment. From then on, the reinterpretation of this work generated a great interest in the study of Bach's works. In Spain, this recovery began 100 years ago at the Palau de la Música Catalana. In February 1921, the Orfeó Català achieved a historic event by scheduling the first performance of the St. Matthew Passion in Catalonia and anywhere in Spain.

The work interprets the suffering and death of Christ according to the Gospel of Saint Matthew. It is written for a group of instruments and two choirs. The words of Christ are accompanied by the strings, while the other characters are only accompanied by the basso continuo. The only exception occurs when Christ speaks his last words: the strings no longer accompany a Christ from whom human nature emerges.

To commemorate that February 1921, the Orfeó Català together with guest soloists from the Berliner Philharmoniker and the musicians of the Orquestra Simfònica Camera Musicae again represent the Passion at the Palau de la Música Catalana.

Program

  • Bach, Johann Sebastian – St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Program is subject to change

Artists

Halsey, Simon (Conductor)

Orfeó Català (Choir)


Cor Infantil de l’Orfeó Català (Choir)

Orquestra Simfònica Camera Musicae (Orchestra)

Soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker (Soloist)

Address

Palau de la Música Catalana, c/ Palau de la Música, 4‐6, Barcelona, Spain — Google Maps

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