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Archive for April 11, 2014

About the St. Matthew Passion

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Q. What did Felix Mendelssohn have to do with the St. Matthew Passion? Read on.

The history—and the mysteries—of Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew Passion are endless. It was written in 1727. One hundred years later, it was all but forgotten. Bill McGlaughlin offers a few words about what’s been called one of the greatest works ever written.