The day started with the partial destruction of one masterpiece – Notre-Dame de Paris. It ended with the partial resurrection of another – Bach’s St Matthew Passion. I say partial, because Dr Joseph Nolan’s editionof the latter, last heard in St George’s Cathedral in 2014, cuts Bach’s from nearly three and a half hours to around two; it also presents all the chorales a cappella.

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Bach's St Matthew...

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