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This review is from: J. S. Bach: Mass in B minor (Audio CD)
Karl Richter's interpretations of music by Bach have made something of a come back in recent years and this recording shows why. Carefully atriculated singing from the choir and excellent playing from the orchestra. There is a great sense of perfection about this performance which seems thoughtfully paced and yet fully exciting. It seems as if every note and rhythm has been crafted to produce an almost faultless performance. The choruses in particular shine through with some fantastically focused and bright singing. In particular, the end of the creed and the following sanctus and osanna build towards a powerfull climax. Even if you like your Bach performed on original instruments you will enjoy this performance which has become one of my favourite Bach performances on CD.