Bach's Not-So-Minor B-Minor Mass

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Monday, March 30, 2015

On this edition of Exploring Music, we examine Bach's B minor Mass, a not-so-minor masterpiece of tremendous proportions. Along the way, as we hear the mass itself, we'll explore some of Bach's earlier masses, composers who inspired Bach and work from the future by Haydn, Beethoven and Strauss that would draw from Bach's example.

Comments [2]

gg from long island

wonderful example for the performance of the B minor mess - thank you !! Beautiful !!

Apr. 03 2015 11:33 PM
Sarahe from The Bronx

I love Bach's Great mass, but think that Handel's Israel In Egypt would be the better fit. This is Holy Week and Passover as well, and that work fills both themes to a letter. When you did the spotlight on Handel, you did not play that work, so I had hoped you would it here.
Thank You

Mar. 30 2015 11:01 PM

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