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07/04/1724 Premiere performance of J. S. Bach's "St John Passion"

Bach's St John Passion was first performed in the St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, shortly after Bach’s 39th birthday. It is a musically extravagant setting full of bad feeling and intensity yet surprising in its beauty. It is Bach’s the most controversial work.


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