Nagano and a VERY contemporary staging of Bach

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IcedNote
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Nagano and a VERY contemporary staging of Bach

Post by IcedNote » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:17 pm

St Matthew Passion...I guess... :roll:

Full performance video available here:

http://concert.arte.tv/fr/bach-la-passi ... astellucci

Here's a still...

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Re: Nagano and a VERY contemporary staging of Bach

Post by jbuck919 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:43 pm

Blast you Garrett, now I have to listen to the whole thing. I only listen to at most one passion a year, and had almost gotten through this season living with memories when you had to hand us this :)

So far, I will comment that ammonium (NH4) is not ammonia (NH3, Ammoniak in German). The difference is crucial to the well-being of those suffering from severe liver disease for complicated metabolic reasons with which I am well acquainted but which I will not share unless someone requests it. Do I intend to nitpick the rest of the production this way until the bitter end? You bet I do. In the meantime, it seems to be a splendid performance.

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Re: Nagano and a VERY contemporary staging of Bach

Post by Belle » Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:10 pm

I lost patience with the wrestling and gave up!! Nice to hear all the instruments groups and their distinct roles in the work; that's something I've not noticed before in performances of this magnificent work. And I'm ambivalent about Ian Bostridge.

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Re: Nagano and a VERY contemporary staging of Bach

Post by Lance » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:45 am

Me, too!
Belle wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:10 pm
... And I'm ambivalent about Ian Bostridge.
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Re: Nagano and a VERY contemporary staging of Bach

Post by jserraglio » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:53 am

Isn't wrestling a biblical meme? Anyway, thanks for this visually compelling performance, which I plan to download and burn to DVD.

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Paul Gauguin (1888), Vision after the Sermon showing Jacob Wrestling with the Angel as envisioned by Breton villagers.

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