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A Welcome Return,
This review is from: Johann Sebastian Bach: Messe in B-Moll (Mass in B minor), BWV 232 (Audio CD)
For years I have loved Harnoncourt's first recording of this work. It always seemed to be utterly 'genuine' and authentic in a true, absolute sense. I still love it. But having been able to obtain this re-issue I have to confess that Bruggen is without equal among those I have heard in this majestic work. In many ways the two performances are similar but Bruggen brings a depth of conviction to each section that no other recording I've heard can equal. The sublime Christe Eleison gives an assurance - of a prayer that will be granted. The Sanctus tremendous but humble.
Lovely cover and excellent price.