Label: CHATEAU DE VERSAILLES
Format: COMPACT DISC
Valentin Tournet La Chapelle Harmonique
The Motets are singular masterpieces in Bach's output. They were all composed in Leipzig between 1727 and 1730 for exceptional ceremonies: the funeral services of important figures. Each motet is a virtuoso composition for double choir. Their abundant composition, their jubilant counterpoint and the splendor that emanates from them have given them the privilege of remaining in the repertoire of St Thomas in Leipzig, where Mozart was captivated on hearing them in 1789. Their success has not waned, so much do these works exude the beauty and magnificence of the sacred baroque. Valentin Tournet brings this music of Bach to life in a profound and virtuoso performance of these unequivocal masterpieces.