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Bill McGlaughlin: A Walking Tour through St. Matthew Passion

Crucifixion by Salvador Dali

Exploring Music, weeknights at 7:00 pm


On Monday, April 14, Bill McGlaughlin begins a journey through a work that many have called miraculous, the St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach. Bill uses several different recordings to illuminate the work’s mysteries.

Listen to Bill describe the Lutheran upheaval that served as the backdrop for Bach’s life as a church musician:

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Read how Felix Mendelssohn rescued the St. Matthew Passion from obscurity.

Listen to Bill McGlaughlin describe the musical halo that Bach crafts around the bass-baritone part of Jesus:

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Listen to antiphonal effects Bach creates with three choirs:

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