BACH, J.S.: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Blomstedt)

BACH, J.S.: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Blomstedt)


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Mass in B minor, BWV 232

Venue: St Thomas's Church, Leipzig
Date of Concert: 08-05-2005
Festival: Bachfest Leipzig
Playing Time: 02:17:08
Television Director: Beyer, Michael
Producer: Smaczny, Jan
Catalogue Number: EuroArts5451
UPC: 880242545183

With this, his only Bach recording, Herbert Blomstedt pays homage to Bach and the city of Leipzig. The video was recorded in 2005 at the Leipzig Bach Festival, which is widely regarded as the world's leading festival celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach. This concert of Bach's masterwork, at the end of his tenure as the 18th Gewandhauskapellmeister did not really mark the end of Blomstedt's fruitful collaboration with the traditional orchestra. The Swedish conductor will continue to act as an honorary musical director to the ensemble. Performed with leading Bach singers at St. Thomas' Church, Leipzig, the church for which Bach conceived his works, this homage to Bach was a touching farewell to Herbert Blomstedt from his Leipzig audience.

Bonus feature:

- Bach and his B minor Mass: An introduction by Herbert Blomstedt

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