John Nelson conducts Bach's Mass in B minor at Notre-Dame de Paris
Ensemble orchestral de Paris, featuring Joyce DiDonato, Dietrich Henschel
A monumental piece of music at Notre-Dame de Paris, a monument of art history.
The Mass in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach transcends categories: neither religious nor profane, it is full of fervour, contemplation and emotion; neither Lutheran nor Catholic, it is both, therefore transcending the very principle of ecumenism. A monumental piece of music at Notre-Dame de Paris, a monument of art history. Performing this piece in the cathedral with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, which he has conducted since 1998, was a dream of the conductor John Nelson.
Stage director Olivier Simonnet provided a very talented scenography for the performance: the cathedral not only provides a setting for a concert, it is also an artistic element in the performance. The cast is composed of major international soloists such as Ruth Ziesak, Joyce DiDonato, Daniel Taylor, Paul Agnew and Dietrich Henschel.
Duration : 01 h 49 min
Location : Notre Dame de Paris (Paris, France)
Recording date : 2006
Production date : 2006
Production : © Idéale Audience / ARTE