We asked nine musicians playing in the 3MBS Bach Marathon at Melbourne Recital Centre to nominate their favourite bits of Bach.
Stefan Cassomenos – pianist
Stefan Cassomenos. Photo: supplied
Credo in unum Deum from Mass in B Minor
I find it interesting how this music has a capacity to transport us not only to another time and place, but also to open up a window to a completely different value system. I particularly admire the recording by the Bach Collegium Japan, directed by Masaaki Suzuki.
Nicholas Dinopoulos – bass-baritone
Nicholas Dinopoulos. Photo: supplied
I think it changes every week! I’m sure this is a common response for many people, but how could I ever pick just one? [During the Christmas season], I love the joyous movements of the cantatas that make up the Christmas Oratorio.