Bach: Lutheran Masses Vol. 2
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Despite their exquisite beauty, featuring splendid choruses and deeply moving arias, there are relatively few recordings of Bach's Lutheran Masses. On this second disc, which completes The Sixteen's mini-series, the orchestra is joined by just eight singers to perform the Masses, allowing the beauty of the virtuosic vocal lines to be heard with absolute clarity.
Sometimes called 'Missa brevis', the Lutheran Masses feature almost no Lutheran material at all. Musically, they are almost entirely made up of movements borrowed from Bach's Cantatas and their beauty is in the fact that they represent the composer's own choice of his finest Cantata movements. It is 20 years since The Sixteen last recorded such a wealth of Bach's music, making this a uniquely exciting project. Volume I was released in October 2013.
This is a fascinating lesson in the art of creative transcription by a master transcriber. This is a worthy successor to Vol.1 Performance **** Recording **** --BBC Music Magazine,May '14
A Direct, almost seamless objectivity to the Latin text but furnished with a compelling warmth and soft-grained delight in a distinctive harmonic and textural landscape still woefully under-appreciated by Bach Lovers. Strongly recommended. GRAMOPHONE EDITORS CHOICE --Gramophone, June'14
This is a very fine recording of these lesser-known works. --Early music Today, June'14
Top Customer Reviews
The two Masses, G Major (BWV 236) and A Major (BWV 234) are separated by a sublime performance of Cantata 79 (BWV 79). The clarity of singing and playing continues to be superb in Volume 2. Again, the recording is second to none, which seems to be the hallmark of the "Coro" label. If you are a Bach music lover, buy these two volumes, which have some of his finest choral music. You will not be disappointed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just beautiful.The singing of Harry Christopher's Sixteen is sublime and lends itself wonderfully to these cantatas.Published 12 months ago by Constanze
Devoted to J S Bach but for some reason was not able to 'catch on' to this disk. The singing, as you would expect, was superb. Must be me!Published 22 months ago by H. R. Bennett