Monday, April 25, 2011

Mache dich, mein Herze, rein

A logical follow-up of the previous post. Here is one of the most beautiful parts of Bach's St Matthew Passion, the aria Mache dich, mein Herze, rein, in a great historical version (1958) of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau with the Munich Bach Orchestra under Karl Richter. The video, with suitable paintings as background, starts with the recital Am Abend, da es kuehle war, the main aria starts at 2:34.