Music for the season by J.S. Bach. The aria "Erbarme dich" (Have mercy, my God, for the sake of my tears) from the St. Matthew Passion. This performance was given in 2008 by the ensemble known as Les Siècles directed by François-Xavier Roth. The contralto soloist is Delphine Galou and the violinist is François-Marie Drieux.
Next week I will have an interview with conductor Jaap van Zweden about the St. Matthew Passion, and a review of the performance he conducted recently in Dallas.
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