Inside the music: Matthew Brook on Arvo Pärt’s Passio

Ahead of the release of our recorded performance of Arvo Pärt’s Passio with Dunedin Consort this weekend, we caught up with baritone Matthew Brook, who sings Christus in our performance. Matthew highlights some of the differences between Passio and the more widely-known Bach Passions, and how Pärt’s pared-back musical language is actually extremely effective in telling the story and conveying its broader themes.

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