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

For people of all faiths, J. S. Bach's astounding choral masterpiece can be a powerful means of introspection and self-examination.

In this informal lecture before a live audience, David Gordon weaves fascinating historical details, anecdotes and insights to create an inspiring and entertaining 55-minute overview of some of the inner workings Bach's 3-hour "guided meditation."

This is a perfect introduction for newcomers to Bach, and a fascinating fresh look for experienced Bach listeners.

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 on the floor, standing in the hallway and on the corridor stairs, and standing in the flower beds outside listening through the 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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