Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass In B Minor (Live In Warsaw)

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Twenty years after the Orchestra of the 18th Century's first engagement on tour with Bach's Mass in B minor - a work which has for...

Twenty years after the Orchestra of the 18th Century's first engagement on tour with Bach's Mass in B minor - a work which has for so long captivated the inquiring mind and interpretative insights of Frans Brüggen - a new tour was conceived through which to provide a fresh view of the piece. Setting down a recorded view during its tours has always been key to this orchestra's musical expression and last year the opportunity was taken with Bach's masterpiece: the occasion was an exciting concert in the Polish capital of Warsaw - a city and a country with whom director and orchestra have long and treasured memories. A quintet of soloists and the choral forces of Cappella Amsterdam give voice to Brüggen's deep and experienced reading of a work for a recording which Glossa now is releasing, in association with the orchestra's aptly-named organization, The Grand Tour. Accompanying the CD set is a booklet essay from David Vickers which provides a scholarly and eminently-readable account of the social as well as the musical background to the composition of the individual parts of a piece whose unity has provided the world with one of its greatest works of musical art. This new recording is more than a 20th anniversary celebration, reflecting as it does Frans Brüggen's lifelong desire to understand and project the work of this extraordinary composer.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: March 29, 2010


  • UPC: 8424562211124


  • Catalog Number: GCD921112


  • Label: Glossa


  • Number of Discs: 2


  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach


  • Conductor: Frans Brüggen


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra Of The Eighteenth Century


  • Performer: Bruggen, Cappella Amsterdam