Bach: St. Matthew Passion, Mass in B Minor / St. Thomas Choir Leipzig

Release Date: 11/16/2018
Label: Accentus
Catalog Number: ACC70447
Number of Discs: 4

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The St. Thomas Boys Choir, whose history dates back to the year 1212, is the oldest cultural establishment in the city of Leipzig. Outliving all political, municipal, religious, and educational controversy for 800 years, musica sacra has shaped the choir's past. Through the influence of the many St. Thomas Cantors, including the most famous- Johann Sebastian Bach (Thomas Cantor 1723-1750)- the city of Leipzig and the St. Thomas Church became the center of Protestant church music. The St. Thomas Church is home to the Boys Choir. A choir rich in tradition, they are committed to continuing this musical legacy. This release contains the award-winning two-hour documentary “Die Thomaner – A Year in the Life of the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig” by Paul Smaczny and Günter Atteln as well as the breathtaking recordings of two of Johann Sebastian Bach’s major choral works: the St. Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor.

Works on This Recording
1. Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Gotthold Schwarz (Bass), Klaus Mertens (Bass), Stefan Kahle (Countertenor), Christina Landshamer (Soprano), Wolfram Lattke (Tenor)
Period: Baroque
Written: Circa 1727 ; Leipzig, Germany
2. Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 1747-49 ; Leipzig, Germany
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