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Bach: B minor Mass

Presented by Martin Handley. From St David's Hall, Cardiff, Thierry Fischer conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and leading soloists in Bach's great B minor Mass.

Presented by Martin Handley

Thierry Fischer conducts the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, live from St David's Hall, Cardiff, with a line-up of some of Britain's finest Bach soloists.

The B minor Mass sits at the pinnacle of Bach's achievements. Across its two hour span, the music transcends our everyday existence like no other, encompassing the ecstatic and other worldy, tenderness, tranquility and joyousness in which the spirit of the dance is never far away.

Bach: B minor Mass

Joanne Lunn (soprano)
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
Robin Blaze (counter-tenor)
Toby Spence (tenor)
Peter Harvey (bass)
BBC National Orchestra & Chorus of Wales
Thierry Fischer (conductor).

2 hours, 15 minutes

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