J S Bach - Mass in B Minor | SDG SDG722

J S Bach - Mass in B Minor

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Label: SDG

Cat No: SDG722

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 13th November 2015

Contents

Artists

Hannah Morrison (soprano)
Esther Brazil (mezz-soprano)
Med Bragle (alto)
Kate Symonds-Joy (alto)
Peter Davoren (tenor)
Nick Pritchard (tenor)
Alex Ashworth (bass)
David Shipley (bass)
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists

Conductor

John Eliot Gardiner

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Mass in B minor, BWV232

Artists

Hannah Morrison (soprano)
Esther Brazil (mezz-soprano)
Med Bragle (alto)
Kate Symonds-Joy (alto)
Peter Davoren (tenor)
Nick Pritchard (tenor)
Alex Ashworth (bass)
David Shipley (bass)
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists

Conductor

John Eliot Gardiner

About

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists are renowned of their spectacular performances of J S Bach’s epic masterpiece, which they have toured extensively.

During their last tour in 2015 (in Munich, Frankfurt, Lucerne, Aix-en-Provence and Paris) there was a stampede for tickets and they performed every night in full houses, to spellbound audiences.

This album is the culmination of the tour: it was recorded in an open session in London, and captures the special atmosphere of the concerts.

It is presented in a 2-CD casebook and contains a booklet featuring original notes by John Eliot Gardiner translated in English, German and French.

Press acclaim for the B minor Mass in concert:
Superlative singing from the Monteverdi Choir… How marvellous to hear Bach’s swirls of choral counterpoint delivered with such fearless ebullience and clarity” - The Times

“[The Mass’] magnificence registered fully in Gardiner’s measured, purposeful interpretation, carried off with a combination of strength and delicacy” - The Guardian

The Crucifixus was sung as though in a state of shock; the urgent Confiteor dissolved into suspended animation before the liberating explosion of the Resurrection, followed by a Sanctus fuelled by titanic forced; the Agnus Dei melted my heart.” - The Independent

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