J. S. Bach worked away on the Mass in B Minor over a period of about twenty-five years, completing it in the last few years of his life. His design, structure, scope, treatment and expression in this work stand majestically as a pinnacle of the power and art of Music. As a 19th century music critic claimed, "It is the greatest work of music of all ages and of all peoples." Tafelmusik will present the Mass in B Minor in Toronto, April 5-8, 2018, and this 2-week related series will uncover Bach's compositional techniques, symbolism and message, enlightening and fascinating the true music lover - religious and agnostic alike
About the Instructor:
Rick Phillips was affiliated with CBC Radio for 30 years, working in Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary, and Toronto in a career that spanned production to management to on-air. For 14 years, he was the Host and Producer of SOUND ADVICE, the weekly guide to classical music and recordings heard across Canada on CBC Radio One and CBC Radio Two every weekend. As well as broadcasting and webcasting, Rick is a busy freelance writer and reviewer, speaker, panel moderator, consultant, musical tour guide, and concert host. He's often a juror in the classical music categories for the Juno Awards, and is the author of "The Essential Classical Recordings--101 CDs," published by McClelland & Stewart. Rick delivers music history and appreciation courses at a range of institutions and organizations across the city. He holds a B. Mus. from McGill University and an M. Mus. from the University of Toronto.