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This review is from: Bach: Mass In B Minor (Audio CD)
Having been familiar with traditional recordings for many years, and avoiding period instruments like the plague, I was bowled over by this recording. The orchestra is excellent and should please both period and modern instrument aficionados.
The choruses are a revelation sung in this way - the clarity of the counterpoint is far superior to that of massed(!)voices. I for one will not go back to my older recordings!
The criticisms of the female soloists are perhaps valid to a small degree, but not to the extent of spoiling the recording; after all it is the choruses which make the B minor mass so sublime.