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BACH: MASS IN B MINOR, BWV 232
“Richter’s performance…is a special wonder…for the way he combines high scholarship with a real sense of how old music can sound alive” —New York Magazine
• Available on DVD for the first time.
• Filmed at the splendid Baroque abbey of Diessen in 1969
• Karl Richter leads an all-star line-up of soloists including Gundula Janowitz and Hermann Prey in Bach’s enduring B Minor Mass—whom many consider the greatest vocal work of the Baroque era.
DVD Features Include
• Superb picture quality
• Improved audio and two surround sound options (PCM Stereo/Dolby Digital 5.1/DTS 5.1)
• Additional content and bonus material (where available)
• Subtitles in
• Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
Works on This Recording
Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Hertha Töpper (Alto),
Gundula Janowitz (Soprano),
Hermann Prey (Baritone),
Horst Laubenthal (Tenor)
Munich Bach Orchestra,
Munich Bach Choir
Written: 1747-49; Leipzig, Germany
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Munich Bach Orchestra February 18, 2014
By W. Braga (Clarksville, NY) See All My Reviews
"Richter's B Minor Mass is superb. Especially outstanding is Topper's rendition of Miserere Nobis. This DVD, besides its acoustic value, also brings gorgeous images of the Diessen am Ammersee baroque Klosterkirche. A keeper."