BACH, J.S. / KUHNAU, J.: Magnificat

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Conductor: Koopman, Ton

Kuhnau, Johann - Composer
Magnificat in C major
Meine Seel erhebet den Herrn, BWV 10
Magnificat in E flat major, BWV 243a

Venue: St Thomas's Church, Leipzig
Date of Concert: 24-05-2003
Festival: Bachfest Leipzig
Playing Time: 01:26:14
Television Director: Coles, Bob
Producer: Smaczny, Paul
Catalogue Number: 2053419
UPC: 0880242534194

Ton Koopman, a leading authority on Baroque music, gathered his favourite orchestra and eminent Baroque singers for a concert focusing on the Magnificat, the traditional prayer said by the Virgin Mary after hearing that she would bear God's son. Bach's Magnificat - his greatest choral work - is programmed together with one of his most beautiful cantatas and a lesser-known baroque gem by Bach's predecessor at St. Thomas' Church, Johann Kuhnau, to form a concert in honour of the spiritual power of Baroque music. The concert was performed at St. Thomas' in Leipzig, the church for which Bach conceived most of his works. The recording captures the atmosphere of the impressive church and shows the musicians "at work". The film also focuses on Ton Koopman, offering insights into his friendly and encouraging conducting style.

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