Bach’s Mass in B minor

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir / Leonardo García Alarcón

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The Argentinian conductor Leonardo García Alarcón, who specialises in Baroque music, discovered his love for the music of J. S. Bach when he was still a child. He was eight years old when, confronted with the St Matthew Passion, among other pieces by the German composer that his grandmother had gifted him, he saw a light that he would never stop pursuing. It was from this epiphany that his destiny was unequivocally formed, and the musician has built a remarkable path which is especially dedicated to the music birthed within the historical period of Bach. On this return to the Grand Auditorium, he also returns to his first musical love, conducting Bach’s Mass in B Minor, sometimes described as a “cathedral of sound”.


Gulbenkian Choir
Gulbenkian Orchestra
Leonardo García Alarcón Conductor
Ana Quintans Soprano
Andreas Wolf Bass-Baritone

Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B minor, BWV 232

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