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Harry Christophers & The Sixteen

Bach: Lutheran Masses Vol. II

€ 19.95
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  • Type CD
  • Label Coro
  • UPC 0828021612022
  • Catalog number COR 16120
  • Release date 25 February 14

About the album

Bach was a Lutheran church musician devoted to the composition of sacred music in German. He wrote more than 200 cantatas for the liturgy, most of them in Leipzig. Despite their name, the four Lutheran Masses feature almost no Lutheran material. Sometimes called ‘Missa brevis’musically they are almost entirely made up of movements borrowed from Bach’s Cantatas but, while they are often overshadowed by the more famous Mass in B minor, the beauty of these short Masses is that they represent Bach’s own choice of his finest Cantata movements.
Despite their exquisite beauty, featuring splendid choruses and deeply moving arias, there are relatively few recordings of the Lutheran Masses. On this new collection just eight singers from The Sixteen perform the Masses allowing the beauty of the virtuosic vocal lines to be heard with absolute clarity.
 

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In this recording with small orchestra and only eight voices, Bach’s ‘Missae breves’, the Lutheran Masses, are presented in rather dull performances, lacking vitality and brilliance
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