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Bach's St Matthew and St John Passions

Diego Velásquez: Cristo Crucificado © Wikipedia | Public Domain
Jane Shuttleworth reflects on the very different natures of Bach's St John and St Matthew Passions. 

The Bach Passions: An Introduction

There can be few more evocative words in music than ‘passion’. As well as its familiar English definition, in a musical context it also suggests the commemoration of that most emotive Christian story, the journey of Jesus to the cross. The word has also come to be all but synonymous in music with its two greatest exemplars: the St. John and St. Matthew Passions of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Ten alternative versions of Bach

Historically-informed performance fanatics, look away now.

The Goldbergs: Bach’s magical inventiveness

Autograph score of the Aria
As part of Baroque Month, an exploration by Fran Wilson of Bach's incredible Goldberg Variations... fertile terrain for those who dare to walk there.

10 major Bach works on Bachtrack At Home

August Weger's 19th century engraving of Bach © Public domain | Wikimedia Commons
There’s a range of works by Bach on Bachtrack At Home. Here, we explore 10 of the best. 

Baroque Portrait: Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos

Johann Sebastian Bach
If I’m feeling a bit down, and in need of a quick pick-me-up, my musical drug of choice is Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no. 2 in F major. After just a few bars of that cheerfully busy theme, I’ll be starting to smile, and by the time the trumpet starts its insane trilling my spirits are well and truly lifted. 
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MünchenResidenz Serenade

Bach, Vivaldi, Haendel, Mozart, Beethoven
Munich Residenz Solisten

BergenTo a Nordic Princess

Grainger, Delius, Ellington, Bach, Grieg
Ellen Nisbeth; Bengt Forsberg

BergenBergen Domkor with Andreas Brantelid

Gubaidulina, Bach
Kjetil General; Bergen Domkor; Andreas Brantelid; Manuel Hofstätter; Gard Garshol

BergenSir András Schiff

Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Brahms, Bach
Sir András Schiff, Piano
Critiques récentesEn voir plus...

Justesse et évidence, Victor Julien-Laferrière à la Fondation Vuitton

Victor Julien-Laferrière © Jean-Baptiste Millot
Un programme osé pour un concert mémorable, dont la pièce maîtresse sera la Sonate pour violoncelle seul op.8 de Kodály.

Maîtrise de Noël : étincelant prélude vocal de l’Opéra de Lyon

© Opéra de Lyon
L’Église Saint-Bonaventure s’est remplie des mystères vocaux de l’Avent, de Bach à Rutter.

La tradition Silbermann en Alsace : retour sur deux concerts d'orgue

Orgue de tribune Andreas Silbermann (1731), église Saint-Matthieu de Colmar © Ralph Hammann - Wikimedia Commons
Retour sur deux concerts qui témoigne encore de la renommée en Alsace des Silbermann, cette famille de facteurs d'orgue du XVIIIème siècle.

L’âme et la machine : Karol Mossakowski insuffle à l’orgue de Radio France des notes orchestrales

Karol Mossakowski © Karol Mossakowski
Une ambition affichée : faire sonner l’infini des possibles du plus monumental des instruments sur des partitions qui ne lui sont pourtant pas destinées.