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Jordi Savall: Mass in B minor by Bach


    El So Original

    Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (c. 1747-49) 106‎'


    Le Concert Des Nations
    La Capella Reial de Catalunya
    Hana Blažíková, soprano
    Sophie Harmsen, mezzosoprano
    Martin Platz, tenor
    Raffaele Pe, countertenor
    Thomas Stimmel, bass
    Manfredo Kraemer, concertino
    Lluís Vilamajó, preparation of the vocal ensemble
    Jordi Savall, conductor


In addition, Bach’s Mass lays the foundations for the tradition of great modern Masses, leaving behind the visions of Franco-Flemish and Italian polyphonists, and paving the way and providing a model for Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and even Bruckner. It is clearly a mature work that accompanied the Thomaskantor from Leipzig for many years before he completed it: almost fifteen years elapsed between composing the Kyrie and the Glory – a kind of missa brevis – in 1733 until all parts had been written. A true milestone of Bach’s art where the echo of his cantatas and previous works can be recognised and enjoyed in new atmospheres and renewed affections.

    • 21 June 2021
  • €30 / €45 / €60 / €75
  • Hall 1 Pau Casals
  • Early Music

Three of the most important works written under the rules of Western music are inspired by collections of varied and scattered fragments: the first of these is Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine, the most famous is Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and the most successful is Bach’s Mass in B minor.


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