6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2010
I have recently bought the old Von Karajan/Schwartzkopf, and the Parrot/Taverner Consort, which was recommended by the BBC. I had an unknown recording from years ago that I had loved on a blank cd that had died, and felt that the Karajan, whilst enjoyably paced in my view, is just not up to it recording wise - the old mono is a bit of a trial on my equipment. The Parrot I don't like at all really. Too 'precious' for me, a bit academic and pure. I feel like it is lecturing me!
Now the Rilling has arrived and my search is over. Just beautiful. Recording, orchestra, singing, pace: everything works for me. Get it if you like your Bach Mass rich and meaty. I love it.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 January 2015
How can we play Bach with modern instrument and with a rethoric so outdated after Leonardt ,Herreweghe,Jakobs ?