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Thursday Evening Classics - "Mass Movements" by Bach

08/22/2013 4:00 pm
08/22/2013 7:30 pm


Join Thursday Evening Classics fill-in host David Schonfeld for an all-Bach program (cleverly) entitled "Mass Movements".

J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (1733-39) is a unique and monumental work in this genre. It is also a compendium of some of Bach's very favorite arias and choruses, excerpted from German-language cantatas and recomposed with Latin texts.

We will listen today to a complete performance of Bach's monumental Mass in B minor on period instruments. But first, for comparison, we will listen to some of the movements, in their original format, that Bach later selected for re-working and inclusion in his great Mass.