August 19, 2013

The Klemperer Legacy — Sacred Works

Otto Klemperer was born on 14th May 1885 in Breslau. 2013 marks 40 years since his passing. Warner Classics pays tribute to the incomparable conductor with the release of an extensive edition of luxurious yet affordable boxsets - "Sacred Works" is out now.

This set brings together acclaimed recordings of four sacred choral masterpieces, under the baton of the legendary Otto Klemperer. The works here all played an important role in Klemperer’s long and distinguished career, and some of them were among the music that meant most to him; indeed, he once called Bach’s B minor Mass ‘the greatest and most unique music ever written’. Klemperer’s love of this music manifests itself in performances of overwhelming power, grandeur and majesty, supported by some of the most accomplished soloists of the time.

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