Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bach on film!

We are so lucky that at least black and white film existed in the early eighteenth century to capture Bach leading the world premiere of the St. Matthew Passion on Good Friday 1727.

Actually this is famed Dutch Baroque specialist Gustav Leonhardt leading the Leonhardt Consort in the St Matthew Passion's opening chorus, Kommt Ihr Tochter (with weird technical gliches in the middle). But still, this is just plain eerie.

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