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B Minor Mass (Ludus Baroque)

By | Published on Tuesday 7 August 2018

I thought I knew JS Bach’s magnum opus well, but what had eluded me completely until tonight’s performance was the sheer joy of this music. Ludus Baroque is a chamber orchestra that plays early instruments with flawless technique and visible enjoyment. For this piece they were joined by a formidable group of solo singers of the highest professional calibre, who were bursting with such exuberant musicality that I put aside my notebook and grinned back at them, captivated by their verve, animation and beautiful Baroque voices. Woodwind and trumpets shone, though the whole performance was an electric combination of intimate musical conversations and ever-changing partnerships, drawing the audience irresistibly into the great JS Bach’s lifelong musical adoration of God.

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