Video: Osvaldo Golijov, "Passion" and Performance

Grammy award-winning classical music composer Osvaldo Golijov spoke with the show today. His landmark work "Passion According to St. Mark," debuted ten years ago.

Here's the Deutsche Grammophone trailer for the original recording of "Passion According to St. Mark," also called "La Pasión según San Marcos."Here's the composer discussing his work in a Boston Symphony Orchestra interview:Also, here's Osvaldo in the studio today with Tom:

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On Point has delved into the classical music world many times in years past. In 2004, we caught up with mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson. Peter Gelb, general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, joined us in 2008 to discuss how his company is rocking the opera world. Chinese pianist Lang Lang has been playing since he was 3 years old, and, still under 30 years old, is considered one of the top classical pianists in the world. Opera singer Anna Netrebko, described as “Audrey Hepburn with a voice,” joined the show in 2006, telling listeners how she worked her way from scrubbing the floors in a Russian opera house to singing center stage at the Met. Legendary composer Philip Glass and his cellist muse, Wendy Sutter, joined us in 2008 to talk about their new show-stopping collaborations. Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker and author of the bestselling book “The Rest is Noise,” explained the history and cultural significance of music to us in 2007.

This program aired on April 2, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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