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Bach: Mass In B Minor; Mendelssohn, Beethoven / Blomstedt, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra & Choir [blu-ray]

Bach,J.s. / Gewandhauskammerchor
Release Date: 07/31/2012 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2059234  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFelix MendelssohnLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anna LarssonRuth ZiesakChristoph GenzDietrich Henschel,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus OrchestraLeipzig Gewandhaus Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Note: This Blu-ray Disc is only playable on Blu-ray Disc players and not compatible with standard DVD players

One part of the Blu-ray Disc was recorded in 2005 at the Leipzig Bach Festival, which is widely regarded as the world’s leading festival celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach. This concert of Bach’s masterwork, written at the end of his tenure as the 18th Gewandhauskapellmeister did not really mark the end of Blomstedt’s fruitful collaboration with the traditional orchestra. The Swedish conductor will continue to act as an honorary musical director to the ensemble. Performed with leading Bach singers at St. Thomas’ Church, Leipzig, the church for which Bach conceived his works, this homage to Bach was a touching
Read more farewell to Herbert Blomstedt from his Leipzig audience. J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor is one of the greatest and most famous works of sacred music. The other part of the Blu-ray Disc was recorded at the 9th Otober Memorial Concert of the Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Thomanerchores. These began with the "Monday demonstration" of 9 October 1989, just one month before the fall of the Berlin wall.

Bonus: Bach and his B minor Mass – An introduction by Herbert Blomstedt.

Picture format: 1080i Full-HD
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German (all videos), Latin, French (Mass only), Dutch (bonus only)
Running time: 195 mins (concerts) + 21 mins (bonus)
No. of Discs: 1 (Blu-ray)


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Works on This Recording

1.
Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anna Larsson (Alto), Ruth Ziesak (Soprano), Christoph Genz (Tenor),
Dietrich Henschel (Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-49; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jurgen Wolf (Organ)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
3.
Elijah, Op. 70: Hear ye, Israel by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
4.
Elijah, Op. 70: Be not afraid by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Chamber Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Germany 
5.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert Blomstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Viktoria Mullova (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 

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