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Easter Recommendations

For many years Easter, like Christmas, has inspired composers to create some of the masterpieces of classical music. Although you may immediately think of choral music (especially the passions of J.S. Bach), there is some beautiful instrumental music written for this festival too.

Performances by Dunedin Consort & John Butt, Retrospect Ensemble & Matthew Halls, Magnificat, Fitzwilliam String Quartet and and Boston Baroque make this a mouth-watering selection.

Our recommendations include:

J.S. Bach: Easter and Ascension Oratorios

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater

Mahler: Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'

Handel: Messiah (Dublin Version, 1742) 

Biber: The Mystery Sonatas

Haydn 2032, Vol. 6: Lamentatione

J.S. Bach: John Passion, Reconstruction of Bach's Passion Liturgy

Haydn: The Seven Last Words

Allegri & Monteverdi: Anamorfosi

J.S. Bach: Matthew Passion (Final performing version, c. 1742) 

Tallis: Lamentations 

Bach: Actus Tragicus (Cantatas BWV 106, 150, 131, 12)

J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor - Breitkopf & Härtel Edition, edited by J. Rifkin (2006) 

Time & Eternity

Easter Recommendations