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Discovery St. Matthew Passion

Part 1: Three Levels of Text

Helmuth Rilling, artistic director and conductor of the Oregon Bach Festival, illustrates the architecture, symbolism, and intent of Bach's St. Matthew Passion through musical examples performed by the Festival chorus, orchestra, and soloists. Part 1 examines Bach’s use of three levels of text. Recorded July 3, 2012 in Soreng Theater, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene. Underwritten by the Hinkle Charitable Foundation.

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Part 2: Commentaries

Helmuth Rilling, artistic director and conductor of the Oregon Bach Festival, illustrates the architecture, symbolism, and intent of Bach's St. Matthew Passion through musical examples performed by the Festival chorus, orchestra, and soloists. Part 2 explores how Bach, in his musical language, comments on key episodes. Recorded July 5, 2012 in Soreng Theater, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene. Underwritten by the Hinkle Charitable Foundation.

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Part 3: Pivotal Scenes

Helmuth Rilling, artistic director and conductor of the Oregon Bach Festival, illustrates the architecture, symbolism, and intent of Bach's St. Matthew Passion through musical examples performed by the Festival chorus, orchestra, and soloists. Part 3 analyzes four pivotal scenes. Recorded July 10, 2012 in Soreng Theater, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene. Underwritten by the Hinkle Charitable Foundation.

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Part 4: Symbolism

Helmuth Rilling, artistic director and conductor of the Oregon Bach Festival, illustrates the architecture, symbolism, and intent of Bach's St. Matthew Passion through musical examples performed by the Festival chorus, orchestra, and soloists. Part 4 examines Bach’s use of symbolism. Recorded July 12, 2012 in Soreng Theater, Hult Center for the Performing Arts, Eugene. Underwritten by the Hinkle Charitable Foundation.

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