J. S. Bach: Mass in B minor
Herbert Blomstedt appears with the Gewandhaus Orchestra for the last time as the Gewandhaus Music Director in this recording. After seven successful years in Leipzig, the maestro performs a work in the Thomas Church that is especially dear to him: Johann Sebastian Bach's Mass in B minor. This Mass is one of the greatest works of church music. Herbert Blomstedt's reading of the Mass is conceived and executed on the highest level. The performance as a whole vibrates with life: the work of the Gewandhaus' Orchestra and Choir and the outstanding soloists is exemplary. Since 1999, the Leipzig Bach Festival is regarded as the worlds leading festival celebrating J.S. Bach.
Mass in B minor