Virtual concertgoing (6)

As we enter a singularly solemn and stressful Easter season, Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St. Matthew Passion” from the source of one of the most distinguished traditions of annual performances of this work:

J.S. Bach: “St. Matthew Passion”
Mark Padmore, tenor (Evangelist)
Peter Harvey, bass (Christ)
María Espada & Renate Arends, sopranos
Ingeborg Danz & Barbara Kozelj, mezzo-sopranos
Peter Gijbertsen, tenor
Henk Neven, bass
Netherlands Radio Choir
National Children’s Choir
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Iván Fischer conducting
(recorded 2012, Amsterdam):

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