Evett, Robert
August 1952
New Republic;8/4/52, Vol. 127 Issue 5, p22
Entertainment Review
The article focuses on the revival of performing art of Baroque music by J.S. Bach. Romantic tradition, which has taught that size is an index to quality, has given an inflated B minor Mass, sung by a chorus of 300 and accompanied by a symphony orchestra. The feeling is that time has been kind to Bach by giving his music that grandeur of setting which it properly demands. It also notes that a composer prepares a simpler composition for a large chorus. Modern instruments like Piano have also been used to play Bach.


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