Bach goes Sephardic – with super-rare Domingo video
February 27, 2011 by Norman Lebrecht
The Bochum Symphony Orchestra is presenting a double performance on March 18 of Bach’s St John Passion with the Sephardic Passion by the Israeli composer Noam Sheriff, originally premiered in 1992 with Placido Domingo as lead tenor.
The concerts are being given as part of an extended theme on relations between German and Jewish musicians, led by conductor Steven Sloane. Here’s the Bochum website
, which does not give much away (in German).
, as bonus, is Domingo singing the Shema Yisrael and a Ladino lullaby, durme durme
, from Sheriff’s Passion.
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