ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
PHILIPPE HERREWEGHE

15/09/2019 — 18:00
Basilica di San Pietro | Perugia | IT
Anton Bruckner [1824–1896]

Mass No.2 in e minor for choir and winds,
WAB 27 (version 1882)
Works by F.Mendelssohn & J.Brahms

Collegium Vocale Gent
Orchestre des Champs Elysées (winds)
Philippe Herreweghe conductor

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Linzer Messe

In the Romantic era, a love of early music served as inspiration for many new works. As inspiration for his Mass in E Minor (1866), Bruckner turned to Palestrina, the favorite composer of the bishop of Linz, to whom the work is dedicated. Written for 8-part choir and wind instruments, this concert mass contains numerous passages in pure polyphony that Bruckner masterfully combines with his mature musical idiom.