Reviving the St. Matthew Passion
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Mendelssohn: 15 facts about the great composer
6. Reviving the St. Matthew Passion
In 1829, Mendelssohn organised and conducted an acclaimed performance of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, which had by then been quite forgotten. The success of the performance – the first since Bach's death in 1750 – played an important role in reviving Bach's music in Europe.