Thomas Quasthoff http://wrti.org en 'St. Matthew Passion': A Monumental Bach Feast http://wrti.org/post/st-matthew-passion-monumental-bach-feast Facing Bach's <em>St. Matthew Passion</em>, I often feel a combination of anticipation and dread. It's a great work, profound in its humanity and spirituality, with sublimely beautiful music. But it's a long haul, and if it's not a good performance, well, I'm stuck. And it can be not-good in various ways: either too solemnly pious or too much an exercise in musical style rather than emotional drama. A new DVD recorded in 2010 at Berlin's great concert hall, the Philharmonie, would be of major interest under any circumstances. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:51:00 +0000 Lloyd Schwartz 4127 at http://wrti.org 'St. Matthew Passion': A Monumental Bach Feast Thomas Quasthoff: Bass-Baritone http://wrti.org/post/thomas-quasthoff-bass-baritone <p>Jill Pasternak speaks with bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff about his highly celebrated release, <i>The Jazz Album: Watch What Happens</i>, which was awarded the ECHO award in Germany, the highest honor given in that country's music industry.</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2007 19:56:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 1892 at http://wrti.org Thomas Quasthoff: Bass-Baritone Conversations with soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and bass-baritoneThomas Quasthoff http://wrti.org/post/conversations-soprano-dame-kiri-te-kanawa-and-bass-baritonethomas-quasthoff <p>Jill Pasternak speaks with renowned soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. The two look back on her distinguished career and discuss her farewell tour. Also, bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff discusses his highly celebrated release, <i>The Jazz Album: Watch What Happens</i>.</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2007 17:47:00 +0000 Jill Pasternak 1889 at http://wrti.org Conversations with soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and bass-baritoneThomas Quasthoff