Bach's Passion according to Saint Mark Main Events 2018, Classical music and Opera
Jordi Savall is one of Catalonia's leading contemporary conductors and here he heads up a new interpretation of J.S. Bach's Passion according to Saint Mark with El Concert des Nations and La Capella Reial de Catalunya (two vocal and instrumental ensembles formed by Savall himself), as well as the youth choir of Amics de la Unió. While the original music of Bach has unfortunately been lost, the fact that a lot of it was either recycled from other works or used in latter compositions, plus the existence of the libretto by Picander, has led since the 1960s to a number of different projects to try and reconstruct it. Bach's Passion according to Saint Mark was first performed on Good Friday in 1731, making it a fitting piece to be played at the start of Easter week in Barcelona's impressive Auditori concert venue.
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