We asked nine musicians playing in the 3MBS Bach Marathon at Melbourne Recital Centre to nominate their favourite bits of Bach.

Stefan Cassomenos – pianist

Stefan Cassomenos, Bach Marathon, 3MBS Stefan Cassomenos. Photo: supplied

Credo in unum Deum from Mass in B Minor

I find it interesting how this music has a capacity to transport us not only to another time and place, but also to open up a window to a completely different value system. I particularly admire the recording by the Bach Collegium Japan, directed by Masaaki Suzuki.

Nicholas Dinopoulos – bass-baritone

Nicholas Dinopoulos, Bach Marathon, 3MBS Nicholas Dinopoulos. Photo: supplied

The Christmas Oratorio

I think it changes every week! I’m sure this is a common response for many people, but how could I ever pick just one? [During the Christmas season], I love the joyous movements of the cantatas that make up the Christmas Oratorio.