Notes & Reviews:
Following two prize-winning recordings of works by Jan Dismas Zelenka highly praised by the international press, the Prague-based Collegium 1704 directed by Václav Luks turns to one of the great milestones in baroque choral literature: Johann Sebastian Bach's B-minor Mass. This recording captivates listeners through the special charm, lightness and great virtuosity for which this ensemble is noted. Whereas a rather Protestant sobriety dominates other recordings of Bach's great Mass, this recording is impressive for its more Catholic-influenced, Bohemian joy in music-making.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Studio Domovina, Prague, Czech Republic (01/06/2013-01/10/2013).
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Works DetailsBach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
- Performers: Hana Blazikov (Gothic Harp); Barbora Sojková; Marián Krejcik (Voice); Vaclav Cizek
- Conductor: Václav Luks
- Ensemble: Collegium 1704
- Notes: Studio Domovina, Prague, Czech Republic (01/06/2013-01/10/2013)
- Running Time: 95 min. 47 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Form: Choral
- Written: 1748-1749