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Bach's 'St John Passion'

April 4th, 2015

Episode 603 of 3777 episodes

Bach’s first great Passion oratorio, the St John Passion, debuted in Leipzig’s St Nicholas Church on Good Friday 1724. Based on Luther’s German-language translation of the Gospel of John, Bach’s work tells the story of the final days of Jesus through stirring chorales, choruses and arias, as Music Director of the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Brett Weymark explains.

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