Keyboardist Kristian Bezuidenhout talks about Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, obsessing over recordings as a teenager, and the dichotomy of Bach as both a total genius and also just a working guy.
Other useful links:
Thomaskirche (St. Thomas Church) in Leipzig, Germany, where St. Matthew Passion was premiered
John Eliot Gardiner’s 1989 recording of St. Matthew Passion
Viola da Gamba, or Viol/Gamba for short
Basso Continuo, or Continuo for short
A discussion on some problematic aspects of the Bach Passions
Kris Bezuidenhout’s website, where you can purchase CDs: http://kristianbezuidenhout.com/
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