To complement Bach’s Matthew Passion from this year’s Proms—always a moving event (now on i-Player)—here’s a reminder of some relevant posts:
Bach meets Li Manshan, Leipzig 2013.
- Bach—and Daoist ritual, with the fine perspectives of John Eliot Gardiner and Daniel Melamed on performance practice
- Calendrical rituals, also featuring Holy Week in Spain and the 3rd-moon Houtu pilgrimage in north China
- The Matthew Passion—staged, including versions by Jonathan Miller and Peter Sellars
- The John Passion, with wise words from John Butt.
All this, and much more, under A Bach retrospective.