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Bach Opening Surpasses Expectations

  • Jun 30, 2008
"If Bach had composed nothing other than the B Minor Mass this work alone would have secured his place among the foremost composers in western civilization," writes John Farnworth in his review of Saturday's Eugene opening of the B Minor Mass. "Though I have heard it countless times, its sublime beauty and perfection can reduce music lovers to tears." In the OBF concert, Farnworth found many exquisite individual and collective performances, creating an expectation for many more in the nights to come. Read the full review.