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Selections from Johann Sebastian Bach’s St Matthew Passion (1727) BWV 244 performed by the Münchener Bach-Orchester and the Münchener Bach-Chor, Karl Richter, conducting, Julia Hamari, solo soprano. No. 1: Opening Chorus: Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen; No. 6: Aria: Buß und Reu; No. 27: Duet: So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen; No. 39: Aria: Erbarme Dich, mein Gott; No. 52: Aria: Können Tränen meiner Wangen nichts erlangen.
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“Civilization masks us with a screen, from ourselves and from one another, with thin depth of unreality. We habitually live — do we not? — in a world self-created, half established, of false values arbitrarily upheld, largely inspired by misconception, misapprehension, wrong perspective, and defective proportion, misapplication.”