Performance Today

with host Fred Child

The St. Matthew Passion

PT recently talked with cinematographer Rob Hahn (Batman Returns, The Addams Family) about his life-long relationship with Bach's St. Matthew Passion. He told of blaring it out his apartment window when he was six, of performing it with the New York Philharmonic and Leonard Bernstein when he was nine, of weeping at a recent performance where his daughter was one of the soloists. In today's show, we'll hear the 1962 recording featuring Leonard Bernstein, the New York Philharmonic, and boy soprano Rob Hahn.