Bach, Mendelssohn, and the St. Matthew Passion

North American Premiere of Mendelssohn’s version of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion on February 8, 2015.

Bach’s stature and influence is so firmly established in Western culture that it’s difficult to imagine that 160 years ago his music was almost unknown to all but a few academics. Journey with us as experts from around the globe describe the story of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and how a single concert helped to assure its survival today.

Major support provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage
Video by Rich Tolsma Productions