My Easter music masterpieces

It is curious to reflect that a weekend now associated with chocolate rabbits, rawlplugs and city-breaks should have its roots in the central mystery of one the world's great religions. Curious, too, that a feast established to commemorate the sublimation of human suffering has resulted in so much musical pleasure. But then, of all the artforms, it is music that most effectively carries us back to the sensuous, masochistic heart of Christianity.

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