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Bach : Messe en si mineur

Saturday 8th April 2023
19h l 1h50 without intermission

Cast

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner Conductor

Presentation

The origin of Bach's famous Mass in B minor is not well known. It is said to have been completed in Leipzig around 1748, two years before the composer’s death, by assembling his Missa Brevis of 1733 (a Kyrie and a Gloria dedicated to the Elector of Saxony, and thus to the Court of Dresden – a Catholic city – with a brilliant musical life) with various pieces already written, notably the Sanctus dated Christmas 1724, but also with new compositions, to form what his son Carl Philipp Emanuel called the "Grand Catholic Mass". It is somehow a theoretical work, whose destination was not meant for a specific performance: Bach achieved here his magnum opus, a culmination of sacred music after fifty years dedicated to cantatas and passions...
Only published in 1833, the complete work was certainly not performed during Bach's lifetime, but in the 19th century it became a symbol of compositional mastery, and with the Baroque revival an essential work of the German Baroque and of universal music, at the same level as his St Matthew Passion.
In Bach's oeuvre, this great "Latin" mass contrasts with its splendour to the Protestant passions. The heady sorrow of the Crucifixus, in which each voice weeps for Christ, is followed by the intoxicating Resurrexit, with all the brass and timpani playing, carried away by the joyful clamour of the faithful. Bach's musical testament is now one of his most performed works.

PROGRAMME

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
Messe en si mineur, BWV 232

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45€ to 54€
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45€
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45€
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54€

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68€ to 81€
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68€
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68€
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81€

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95€ to 108€
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95€
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95€
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108€

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124€ to 140€
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124€
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124€
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140€

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162€
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162€

PRESTIGE VIP CATEGORY : Best seats in house with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

PRESTIGE CATEGORY : Excellent seats with complimentary glass of champagne and programme.

REDUCED RATE applicable to under 26s, Chateau de Versailles Spectacles card holders and groups of more than 10 people (excluding special company offer).

To ensure the best welcome possible, people with limited mobility are advised to book their seats by telephone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89.

In case of any technical problem, the box office service remain available to complete your order by phone at +33 (0)1 30 83 78 89 (Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm) or in our box office-shop (3 bis rue des Réservoirs, 78000 Versailles ; Monday-Friday from 11am to 6pm, and on Saturdays with concerts or shows except during the Musical Fountains Shows, from 2pm to 5pm).

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