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Bach - Mass in B minor Double CD


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  • Orchestra: Symphony of Harmony and Invention
  • Conductor: Harry Christophers
  • Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Audio CD (2 May 2006)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: Coro
  • ASIN: B000F9SZDA
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,068 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Kyrie eleison I 9:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Mass in B minor: Duet: Christe eleison 4:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Kyrie eleison II 3:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Gloria in excelsis Deo 1:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Et in terra pax 4:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Mass in B minor: Air: Laudamus te 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Gratias agimus 2:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Mass in B minor: Duet: Domine Deus 5:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Qui tollis 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mass in B minor: Air: Qui sedes 4:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Mass in B minor: Air: Quoniam tu solus Sanctus 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Cum sancto Spiritu 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Credo in unum Deum 1:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Patrem omnipotentem 2:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Mass in B minor: Duet: Et in unum Dominum 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Et incarnatus est 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Crucifixus 3:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Et resurrexit 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Mass in B minor: Air: Et in Spiritum Sanctum 5:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Confiteor unum baptisma 4:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Et expecto 2:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Sanctus 4:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Osanna I 3:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Mass in B minor: Air: Benedictus 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Osanna II 3:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Mass in B minor: Air: Agnus Dei 5:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Mass in B minor: Chorus: Dona nobis pacem 2:42£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Bach's Mass in B minor displays all the ingredients that that contribute his supreme ranking amongst his peers of any age, and also demonstrates the breadth of compositional skills amassed during his lifetime. It demands choral singing of blistering athleticism but also sensitive, responsive and, at times, majestic orchestral playing coupled with virtuosic obligatos along with a team of soloists who can breathe an immediacy of expression into the words of the mass. All these elements are well to the fore in this magnificent recording.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Paul Callick on 19 Nov. 2008
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Agree with what Mr Gogol writes here. It's truly brilliantly sung, with the Sixteen on wonderful form: the colouring of the voices is terrific and full of detail/clarity as well as commitment, often making us feel the strangeness of some of the sections. For me there's a contrast, though, between the chorus work and the recording of the instruments. The fiddles and some of the woodwind sound too often thin and weedy, and don't have to push or depth to really mix it with the chorus and the soloists. I can't tell if it's a problem with the playing or the recording, but the effect is a slight loss of power and crispness when the band is foregrounded. Overall, it's still an excellent buy, and quite without the awful, Anglican Cathedral style of some other English recordings of Bach.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ishmael Kavalier on 28 Feb. 2007
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Though I prefer Richter's rendition, I must confess I was quite surprised when I heard this for the first time. There are some parts I think lack the strength they deserve, like the first chorus Kyrie Eleison.

I think the sound is exceptional and the rendition is full of emotion. I'm no expert, so I can't get into details, but I can tell you I've found this version incredibly rewarding from start to finish. Maybe I'd prefer Richter's version, or Klemperer's, but I know I'll be going back to listen to this recording for a long time.

I think this is included in the Bach complete works of Brilliant Classics, and if that's right, it could easily be a reason to buy the set.
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Mass in c# minor 29 Oct. 2009
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I simply do not understand the ideology behind performing this piece a whole step higher -- I thought the prevailing practice was to do things lower than modern pitch. Anyway, if you have sensitivity to pitch, it's almost hard to rate this recording at all - it's simply not the piece. PS. There is no explanation of the pitch variance in the liner notes.
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