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Bach: Mass in B minor

Duration:
20 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 01 April 2013

Stephen Johnson looks at how Bach, a devout Lutheran, set about producing a Latin mass in the Catholic tradition at the end of his life, and unpacks some of the many musical clues to its meaning.

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  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Mass in B minor BWV.232

    Conductor: Richard Hickox Performer: Catherine Denley Performer: Nancy Argenta Performer: Collegium Musicum 90

    CHANDOS, CHAN-0533/42

  • Image for Henry Purcell

    Henry Purcell Dido and Aeneas - opera in 3 acts Z.626

    Conductor: Andrew Parrott Performer: Emma Kirkby Performer: Taverner Choir Performer: Taverner Consort

    CHANDOS, CHAN-8308

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