DVD + Blu-Ray:
Bach: Mass in B Minor
Bach’s “Opus summum” in an outstanding video recording with Herbert Blomstedt, the Dresdner Kammerchor and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
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Blomstedt, Landshamer, Kulman, Lattke, Pisaroni © Accentus Music_Gert Mothes
„Nothing else that he wrote is as all-encompassing as the Mass in B minor, not even the great Passions,” says Herbert Blomstedt about Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Opus summum”. In June 2017, the Dresdner Kammerchor and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under the musical direction of Herbert Blomstedt have merged ingeniously to conclude the Bachfest Leipzig with this unrivaled work – a work that, written for both Dresden and Leipzig, bears close connections to choir and orchestra as well as to Herbert Blomstedt himself.
“I would give everything to meet Bach. Maybe that will be possible someday; we both believe on the resurrection but it might be a while until then,” Herbert Blomstedt explains regarding his special relationship to the great Thomaskantor. For Blomstedt, Bach’s last complete vocal work and climax of his creativity is one of the central works in his life: “It is like a reflection of doubt. It is enormously powerful music in the same way that a wedge is enormously powerful.”
Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Christina Landshamer, soprano
Elisabeth Kulman, alto
Wolfram Lattke, tenor
Luca Pisaroni, bass
Recorded in 4K at the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig
A production of Accentus Music in coproduction with NHK.
Released in November 2017
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Production Company Accentus Music
Co-Production Company NHK
Executive Producer Paul Smaczny
Director Ute Feudel
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra / Band Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Choir Dresdner Kammerchor
Soloist Christina Landshamer
Soloist Elisabeth Kulman
Soloist Wolfram Lattke
Soloist Luca Pisaroni
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