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Bach: Mass in B minor

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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20 minutes

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  • 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.
  • 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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Composer Johann Sebastian Bach

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