bach st. matthew passion mass in b minor lecture
The newest release in David's audio lecture series!!

To whom it may concern

"The greatest job application ever written..."

J. S. Bach was an employee all his life. In his 47-year working career, he held six very different musical jobs. For nearly all those years, he received a paycheck for his work. Cash actually. Plus bushels of wheat and barley, firewood, and sometimes even beer.

In this fascinating 55-minute lecture, David Gordon describes the major events in Bach's "job history", and interweaves the amazing story of the Mass in B Minor - the greatest job application ever written!


David Gordon has forged a distinguished and innovative international career as concert and opera tenor, voice teacher, and lecture presenter. He has won special praise for his stylish and expressive performances J. S. Bach's music, in hundreds of concerts on four continents..

Known for his wit and charm, David is Education Director of the Carmel Bach Festival, where he creates and oversees the Festival's "Discovery Series" - more than 60 free events including vocal master classes, lectures, seminars, family concerts, and open rehearsals.

An audience-pleasing scholar, David presents nearly all the pre-concert lectures at the Bach Festival every summer. Audience members have learned to arrive early to get a good seat! More info about Bach Festival lectures.

For the St. Matthew Passion lecture recorded on this CD, audience members were sitting in 120 chairs, on the floor, crowding the hallway and corridor stairs, and even standing in the flower beds outside listening through the open windows!

The SRO attendance at David's lectures is a testament to his passionate and uplifting style: David combines his gift of storytelling with his lifetime of experience singing and studying Bach’s music.

Now David is capturing these popular lectures in this new series of audio CDs.


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Also in this series:“St. Matthew Passion” available now!

"David Gordon, an outstanding Bach tenor, who delivers the recitatives
with greatest sensitivity and vocal splendor, brimming with life."
– Berlin MORGENPOST

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