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Pre-concert talk: performing the St Matthew Passion without a conductor

Wed Apr 8 2015

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"The beast is the baroque bassoon." Our Co-Principal Bassoon, Peter Whelan, gives you the lowdown on his instrument youtu.be/ls-bij2qMT4

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If you were at one of our recent performances of Bach’s St Matthew Passion you will have noted the absence of a usually ubiquitous figure – the conductor.

In this pre-concert talk recorded prior to the London performances OAE musicians Nick Logie (viola), Alison Bury (Leader, violin) and Steven Devine (keyboard) discuss how this was achieved.

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