Bach Ad Infinitum

Episode 36. Each workday host Joop van Zijl and producer Govert Jan Bach will plough playfully yet thoroughly through the oeuvre of the great master. The next few weeks they will gradually go through the St Matthew Passion.

In this episode we will start paying attention to the St Matthew Passion because the season for Lent will start this week. We will gradually go through the whole St Matthew Passion, a little bit in each episode.
From St Matthew Passion  (version 1841, arrangement Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy):
1. Opening choir
2. Aria Buss und Reu
3. Aria O Schmerz
Chorus Musicus and Das Neue Orchester conducted by Christoph Spering
(Opus 111)
From St Matthew Passion:
4. Opening choir
5. Recitative and arioso Wiewohl mein Herze in Träne schwimmt
6. Aria Ich will Dir mein Herze schenken
Jo Vincent, soprano. Toonkunst Amsterdam, Concertgebouworkest conducted by Willem Mengelberg
(2 April 1939, Philips)
From St Matthew Passion (version 1742):
7. Opening choir
Dunedin Consort & Players conducted by John Butt
From Klavierbüchlein für Wilhelm Friedemann Bach:
8. Prelude In C, BWV 924
9. Praeambulum In F, BWV 927
10. Prelude In D Minor, BWV 926
11. Prelude In D, BWV 925
12. Prelude In F, BWV 928
13. Praeambulum In G Minor, BWV 930
Glenn Gould, piano
From Prelude & Fughetta in a minor, BWV 895:
14. Praeludium
15. Fuga
Glenn Gould, piano
Image: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy at the age of 12, painted by Begas
Hosted by: Joop van Zijl