St Matthew Passion
Joahnn Sebastian Bach
If, to many people, Bach stands at the very centre of music itself, The Passion is the summit of his art and, perhaps, the highest creative achievement of the human soul, from where the creature addresses its creator, at the top of its voice. Some of the highest unparalleled moments are the arias “Erbarme dich, mein Gott” and “Mache dich, mein Herze, rein” which express the anguishing experience and the early lights of comfort that assuages like never before. Cioran said: “Bach is the only thing that makes you think that the universe is not a failure”. God can indeed be satisfied.