DVD-Release: Johann Sebastian Bach: h-Moll-Messe

1. November 2017
Leipzig, Thomaskirche

Bach: Mass in B minor – Herbert Blomstedt, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Dresdner Kammerchor
„Nothing else that he wrote is as all-encompassing as the Mass in B minor, not even the great Passions,” says Herbert Blomstedt about Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Opus summum”. In June 2017, the Dresdner Kammerchor and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig under the musical direction of Herbert Blomstedt have merged ingeniously to conclude the Bachfest Leipzig with this unrivaled work – a work that, written for both Dresden and Leipzig, bears close connections to choir and orchestra as well as to Herbert Blomstedt himself.

“I would give everything to meet Bach. Maybe that will be possible someday; we both believe on the resurrection but it might be a while until then,” Herbert Blomstedt explains regarding his special relationship to the great Thomaskantor. For Blomstedt, Bach’s last complete vocal work and climax of his creativity is one of the central works in his life: “It is like a reflection of doubt. It is enormously powerful music in the same way that a wedge is enormously powerful.”

Herbert Blomstedt gives a magnificent, overall meditative account of Bach’s B minor Mass, with a lot of smoothness, serenity and devotional quality.  Pizzicato

Recorded in 4K at the St. Thomas Church, Leipzig

A production of Accentus Music in coproduction with NHK.

Languages: Latin
Subtitles: Latin, English, Japanese, Korean
Disc Format: DVD, Bluray
Disc Counts: 1
Picture Formats: Full HD, 16:9 NTSC (BD), 16:9 NTSC (DVD)
Sound Formats: DTS HD Master Audio, PCM Stereo (BD), PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1 (DVD)
Running Time: 113:36 minutes
Catalogue Numbers: ACC10415 (BD), ACC20415 (DVD)
Release Dates: November 2017
EAN Codes: 4260234831511 (BD), 4260234831528 (DVD)


Christina Landshamer, Sopran
Elisabeth Kulman, Alt
Wolfram Lattke, Tenor
Luca Pisaroni, Bass
Dresdner Kammerchor
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Leitung: Herbert Blomstedt


Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B minor, BWV 232


Bachfest Leipzig
Accentus Music

Alle Termine

Mitschnitt vom Bachfest Leipzig vom 18. Juni 2017