Omnibus (1952–1961)
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The Music of J.S. Bach 

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Alistair Cooke ...
Himself - Host
Saramae Endich ...
Soprano
Gloria Lane ...
Alto
Russell Oberlin ...
Tenor (Evangelist)
Kenneth Smith ...
Bass (Jesus and Pontius Pilate)
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31 March 1957 (USA)  »

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St. Matthew Passion
(excerpts)
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Sung in English by Kenneth Smith, Russell Oberlin, Gloria Lane, Saramae Endich,
the St. Thomas School Choir and the Schola Cantorum
with the NBC Symphony Orchestra (as the Symphony of the Air) conducted by Leonard Bernstein
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CBS should DVD Omnbus - esp this one on Bach
6 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This Omnibus show from 1957 has been lurking in my memory for (Yikes) 50 years, now. I was a tenth-grader, and Bernstein's exposition of Bach use of counterpoint, and it's contrast with musical forms that both preceded and followed it, changed my entire view of "classical" music, started me on the path to becoming a perceptive listener. I still remember many of Bernstein's metaphors in explaining the various melodic structures. This was a wonderful broadcast, and should be available, perhaps packaged as an add-on to Bernstein's Young People's Concerts. Whatever else you could say about Bernstein, he was a consummate teacher. This broadcast is a worthy companion to his Norton Lectures and his Young People's series. It would go into my DVD collection, next to Mass, West Side Story, and Candide.


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