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Andris Nelsons & BSO are buoyant and massive in Bach: B minor Mass / Boston Globe review

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The zeppelin wasn't patented for nearly 150 years after the death of Johann Sebastian Bach, but such an airship lifting into the sky was the first image that came to mind as Andris Nelsons raised his hands to begin the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Thursday performance of Bach's Mass in B minor. Each "Kyrie eleison" from the 116-member Tanglewood Festival Chorus filled Symphony Hall, buoyant and massive. When the sopranos entered in their highest range, the music manifested as a wide expanse of cirrus clouds.


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