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Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass In B Minor (Live In Warsaw)

Bach,J.s. / Mields / Zomer / Kobow / Kooij
Release Date: 04/27/2010 
Label:  Glossa   Catalog #: 921112   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Twenty years after the Orchestra of the 18th Century's first engagement on tour with Bach's Mass in B minor - a work which has for so long captivated the inquiring mind and interpretative insights of Frans Brüggen - a new tour was conceived through which to provide a fresh view of the piece. Setting down a recorded view during its tours has always been key to this orchestra's musical expression and last year the opportunity was taken with Bach's masterpiece: the occasion was an exciting concert in the Polish capital of Warsaw - a city and a country with whom director and orchestra have long and treasured memories. A quintet of soloists and the choral forces of Cappella Amsterdam give voice to Brüggen's deep and experienced reading Read more of a work for a recording which Glossa now is releasing, in association with the orchestra's aptly-named organization, The Grand Tour. Accompanying the CD set is a booklet essay from David Vickers which provides a scholarly and eminently-readable account of the social as well as the musical background to the composition of the individual parts of a piece whose unity has provided the world with one of its greatest works of musical art. This new recording is more than a 20th anniversary celebration, reflecting as it does Frans Brüggen's lifelong desire to understand and project the work of this extraordinary composer. Read less

Works on This Recording

Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Frans Brüggen
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-49; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/2009 
Venue:  Lutoslawski Radio Studio, Warsaw, Poland 
Length: 9 Minutes 29 Secs. 

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