In the case of the Passions or the B minor Mass, laying so much music on a handful of singers doesn’t seem practical or wise–unless of course you have the luxury of choosing top-notch professionals as is the case here (so much for period authenticity). I have queued up William Christie's version on spotify and plan to listen in the next week or two. John Eliot Gardiner - Bach: St Matthew Passion BWV 244 (2017) [Hi-Res] 18-11-2020, 16:00 Artist: John Eliot Gardiner Title: Bach: St Matthew Passion BWV 244 (2017) Year Of Release: 2017 Genre: Classical Quality: 24bit-96kHz FLAC (tracks) Total Size: 2.64 GB Recorded live at St. Lukes in London in March 2015, Bach's epic masterpiece, the soaring Mass in B Minor, is performed by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists led by John Eliot Gardiner. : Mass In B Minor BWV 232 by John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, The Monteverdi Choir, Johann Sebastian Bach & Johann Stamitz now. I was irrepressibly curious how this release stacked up. It is indeed one of the more interesting recordings of the Mass, with an unusual (though not unique) combination of rounded choral sonorities and often sharp, detached phrasing from the orchestra. Listen to your favourite songs from Bach, J.S. DG Archiv: 4779984. A great work if ever there was one, Jean-Sébastien Bach’s Mass in B minor BWV 232 was never performed integrally during the composer’s lifetime. Register now to continue reading Thank you for visiting Gramophone and making use of our archive of more than 50,000 expert reviews, features, awards and blog articles. This is the second recording Gardiner has made of the Mass in B Minor (the first was back in 1985). Henry Wood) (track 14) Benedictus from Mass in B minor, BWV 232 ( arr. Bach: Mass In B Minor (classical music album) - Play streams in full or download MP3 from Classical Archives (classicalarchives.com), the largest and best organized classical music site on the web. Good but misses Gardiner's own high bar February 1, 2018 By Howard H. (Houston, TX) See All My Reviews " Of course Gardiner's B minor Mass recording from the 80s set a new standard for performance. Genres: Baroque Music, Choral, Christian Liturgical Music. Bach: Mass in B Minor, BWV232 (classical music album) - Play streams in full or download MP3 from Classical Archives (classicalarchives.com), the largest and best organized classical music site on the web. Sir John Eliot Gardiner returns to Bach’s B minor Mass 21 December 2020 Thirty years after his first recording, Gardiner returns to this towering summit … Bach: Mass in B minor Posted on November 20, 2015 November 20, 2015 By EMR2015 Posted in Recording Tagged Baroque Hannah Morrison, Esther Brazil, Meg Bragle, Kate Symonds-Joy, Peter Davoren, Nick Pritchard, Alex Ashworth, David Shipley SSAATTBB, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner Mass in B minor ~ Release by Johann Sebastian Bach; Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner (see all versions of this release, 3 available) Sadly, I can't say this performance surpasses the earlier one except in its weightier Sanctus. Lynne Dawson, Nancy Argenta & Michael Chance The Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists, Sir John Eliot Gardiner This double album is the culmination of their wildly successful European tour and captures the special atmosphere of the concerts. DG Archiv: 4155142. 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