This open-access companion site to the First Book of Masses by Cristóbal de Morales (ca. 1550-1553), a Spanish composer at the Papal chapel in Rome, explores the Missarum liber primus (Lyon: Moderne, 1546) focusing on the composer, the printer, and the processes that informed the composition of four of Morales's polyphonic masses.
Berlin, Berlin State : C Major Entertainment, 2013.
Video — 1 online resource (118 minutes) Digital: data file.
Under the direction of Bach's successor as "Thomaskantor", Georg Christoph Biller, the St. Thomas Boys Choir and an outstanding soloist quintet perform with the prestigious Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, playing on authentic period instruments.
The Messiah is an atypical but famous oratorio by Handel, a collage of biblical texts evoking the figure of Christ, from his birth to his resurrection. Handel's work lends itself to the most excessive scenic daring. That of Oleg Kulik, the Russian artist who designed a striking spatial of Vespers of the Virgin by Monteverdi in 2009, is again unusual.