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Bach: Mass In B Minor / Blazikova, Harmsen, Krejcik, Luks, Collegium 1704

Bach / Blazikova / Harmsen / Krejcik / Luks
Release Date: 10/08/2013 
Label:  Accent   Catalog #: 24283   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Marian KrejcikSophie HarmsenTerry WeyHana Blazikova,   ... 
Conductor:  Václav Luks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium 1704Collegium Vocale 1704
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 1 Hours 41 Mins. 

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Following two prize-winning recordings of works by Jan Dismas Zelenka highly praised by the international press, the Prague-based Collegium 1704 directed by Václav Luks turns to one of the great milestones in baroque choral literature: Johann Sebastian Bach's B-minor Mass. This recording captivates listeners through the special charm, lightness and great virtuosity for which this ensemble is noted. Whereas a rather Protestant sobriety dominates other recordings of Bach's great Mass, this recording is impressive for its more Catholic-influenced, Bohemian joy in music-making. Following two prize-winning recordings of works by Jan Dismas Zelenka highly praised by the international press, the Prague-based Collegium 1704 directed by Václav Luks turns to one of the great milestones in baroque choral literature: Johann Sebastian Bach's B-minor Mass. This recording captivates listeners through the special charm, lightness and great virtuosity for which this ensemble is noted. Whereas a rather Protestant sobriety dominates other recordings of Bach's great Mass, this recording is impressive for its more Catholic-influenced, Bohemian joy in music-making. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Marian Krejcik (Baritone), Sophie Harmsen (Mezzo Soprano), Terry Wey (Countertenor),
Hana Blazikova (Soprano), Eric Stoklossa (Tenor), Tomas Kral (Baritone)
Conductor:  Václav Luks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium 1704,  Collegium Vocale 1704
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-49; Leipzig, Germany 

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