BACH, J.S.: Mass in B minor (Biller)

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Mass in B minor, BWV 232

Venue: St Thomas's Church, Leipzig
Date of Concert: 28-07-2000
Playing Time: 01:54:00
Television Director: Coles, Bob
Catalogue Number: EuroArts5035
UPC: 880242503565

The famous Thomanerchor Leipzig – a traditional specialist in Bach's choral music – is joined by the superb Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and excellent soloists to perform one of Bach's most acclaimed pieces of religious choral music, the Mass in B Minor.

Recorded in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig in summer 2000, this was one of numerous performances to celebrate the 250th anniversary of J.S. Bach's death in the church where he served as musical director. The artistry of the performers under the assured baton of conductor George Christoph Biller is exemplary and the state-of-the-art filming shows the serene gothic church in full splendour – a fitting backdrop for the work that is generally regarded as the crowning glory of Bach's sacred choral music; a majestic work that showcases Bach's supreme craftsmanship and skill as a choral composer.

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