JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (1685–1750)
3rd subscription concert 2023/24
Monday, March 18, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.
Konzerthaus (Grand Hall)
The St Matthew Passion, premiered in 1727, is one of the pinnacle works of Protestant choral music.
Forgotten after Bach's death, after a century of "sleep" it was reopened to musical life in 1829 by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and has since embarked on its victorious run.
It is a truly gigantic work based on an equally magnificent libretto by Christian Friedrich Henrici, known as Picander. According to the Gospel of Matthew, the Passion tells of Jesus' suffering until his burial. In addition, choirs and arias based on Henrici's free poetry comment on the believers' thoughts and feelings about the Passion. Numerous artfully placed and dramaturgically precise chorales impressively underline the overall message.
A monumental and moving work awaits you!