Bach’s Mass in B Minor

July 28, 2021, 10:00 pm

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Although written in the last years of his life, Bach’s Mass in B Minor had its beginnings some 15 years earlier. Never performed during Bach’s lifetime, the Mass in B Minor is rightly revered as one of mankind’s greatest musical and spiritual achievements. On this edition of Baroque&Before, Ivor Bolton leads Balthasar Neumann Chorus and B’Rock Orchestra in Bach’s masterwork.

Tonight’s program was recorded live in concert May 13, 2018 in St John’s Church, Schaffhausen as part of the Schaffhausen Bach Festival. Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we’ll be able to offer this program as a stream for 30 days following the broadcast. A blue “Listen” button will appear when the stream is accessible.

Playlist

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232

ARTISTS
Balthasar Neumann Chorus
B’Rock Orchestra
Ivor Bolton, conductor