ARMONICO CONSORT: BACH MASS IN B MINOR
Armonico Consort & Baroque Orchestra
Director: Christopher Monks
Soprano: Elin Manahan Thomas
It could be argued that the work should have been titled ‘Bach’s Greatest Hits’, for that is what Bach himself aimed to achieve with this masterpiece. Composed over the final 25 years of his life, completed just one year before he died, the Mass in B Minor is scattered with music and references that Bach considered to be his best work, or movements which he had allowed to develop over time, and had returned to ‘perfect’ at a later date. For a composer who wrote so ferociously throughout his life to take such care over this work is a testament as to why musicians simply adore performing it.
Never performed complete in his lifetime, the work is in effect Bach’s own self-obituary – how he wanted to be remembered by the world. If you have never heard it live, this is absolutely one concert you must not miss.
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