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St. Matthew Passion, J. S. Bach

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Hear the classical music performance of a lifetime at Seville's Teatro de la Maestranza for an unforgettable concert highlighting St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 by Bach.

St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

St. Matthew Passion is a sacred oratorium by Johann Sebastian Bahc for soloists, two choirs and two orchestras. It is one of the most largescale vocal pieces by the composer, that consists of 78 parts, as well as recitatives, arias and chorals. The total duration of this piece, that tells the story oft he last days of Jesus, is about 3 hours. The work, which was initially intended for Lutheran masses, now is being performed more often at concerts. Due to its dramatic plot and distinct characters, the Passion resembles an opera more than other Bach’s choral works.

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