Bach: Mass In B Minor / Holton, Rexroth, Genz, Mertens, Biller

Release Date: 5/16/2006
Label: Euroarts
Catalog Number: 2050356
Number of Discs: 1

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J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

Ruth Holton, soprano · Matthias Rexroth, countertenor · Christoph Genz, tenor · Klaus Mertens, bass baritone
Thomanerchor Leipzig
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Georg Christoph Biller, conductor

Picture Format: NTSC · 16:9 anamorphic
Sound Formats: PCM Stereo · Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: Latin, English, German, French
Booklet Notes: English, German, French
Running Time: 114 mins

* Recorded in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, where J.S. Bach served as musical director, the program features one of Bach's most acclaimed pieces of religious choral music, the Mass in B Minor, BWV 232.
* The performance as a whole vibrates with life: the work of the Gewandhaus' Orchestra, under the assured baton of conductor George Christoph Biller the Thomanerchor Leipzig and the outstanding soloists (Ruth Holton, Matthias Rexroth, Christoph Genz, Klaus Mertens) is exemplary.
* The B minor mass was the crowning climax of Bach’s sacred choral music, a majestic work that showcases Bach’s supreme craftsmanship and skill as a choral composer.
* State-of-the-art quality.
Works on This Recording
1. Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Ruth Holton (Soprano), Christoph Genz (Tenor), Klaus Mertens (Bass), Matthias Rexroth (Countertenor)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1747-49 ; Leipzig, Germany
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