Classical
7:49 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

NY Phil Mass in B Minor Thursday

The New York Philharmonic's "Bach Variations" festival continues at 7 PM Thursday with the Mass in B Minor - Bach's "most spectacular choral work," as the scholar and conductor John Butt calls it. He adds that its "combination of sizzling choruses and solo numbers covering the gamut of late-Baroque vocal expression render it one of the most joyous musical experiences in the Western musical tradition." In this concert, music director Alan Gilbert conducts, and the soloists are stellar: Dorothea Röschmann, soprano, Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano, Steve Davislim, tenor, and Eric Owens, bass-baritone

The first page of the Credo section of Bach's Mass in B minor. Scholars believe that parts of this section were Bach's last major original compositions, written in the last year of his life.
The first page of the Credo section of Bach's Mass in B minor. Scholars believe that parts of this section were Bach's last major original compositions, written in the last year of his life.
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