Demonstrating the huge influence of Bach and Handel who Mozart was studying at the time, his Great Mass in C minor is regarded by many to be one of his greatest works. Reflecting the pomp and solemnity which was characteristic at the time in Salzburg where it was first performed, it is a masterpiece in the realms of mass settings across the centuries.
Bach’s incredible Magnificat for so many lovers of his choral music is his finest work, and without doubt the most dramatic and intensely beautiful of any setting of this text. As virtuosic and almost acrobatic in writing for the singers, as it is tender and sublime in its beauty, it is simply Bach at his finest!
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