Uploaded on Jul 9, 2009
Lebanese Contralto Fadia el Hage singing Bach's Erbarme Dich from saint Mathew's Passion.
"Bach would have turned in his grave. Then he'd have stepped out, dusted himself and paid attention The songs were most haunting when
vocalist Fadia el-Hage reverted to Arabic. At those times, perhaps, Bach also wept." The Business Times, 14.06.2007
" a touching concert experience musical communication across cultural boundaries excellent soloists
Bach's music excitingly re-discovered enthusiastic applause." Martina Binning, Osnabrücker Zeitung, 30.08.2007
"The programme was permeated by a huge sensitivity for sounds and a genuine feeling for musical expressions of different continents and cultures.
The arias "Es ist vollbracht and „Erbarme dich as well as the familiar chorales were further highlights in this out-of-the-ordinary evening,
followed in breathless silence and acknowledged with appreciating applause by the audience." Hans Rühl, Rheinische Post, 23.12.2008
"Bach belongs to the whole world. Kölner Stadtanzeiger, 07.04.2009