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Bach: Mass in B minor / Suzuki, Sampson, Blaze, Kooij, et al

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Import Hybrid-SACD pressing.

Gramophone Magazine, February 2008
... this is a rounded and impressive reading whose "Dona nobis pacem" encapsulates the best of Suzki: committed, life-affirming and generous.

BBC Music Magazine, January 2008 ****
The choir is small enough, two/three to a part, to project great clarity and detail - 'Osanna' is delightfully exuberant - though elsewhere Suzuki's tempos are rather deliberate...

Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010
This is, as you would expect from Masaaki Suzuki, a B minor performance of extraordinary devotional weight, as its resonant surround sound irradiates the score in a patiently constructed explication... The Gloria fairly crackles and Suzuki's careful voicing between singers and instrumentalists generates extraordinary revelations... This is a rounded and impressive reading whose 'Dona nobis pacem' encapsulates the best of Suzuki: committed, life-affirming and generous.



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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
  • Performers: Rachel Nicholls (Soprano); Robin Blaze (Countertenor); Gerd Türk (Tenor); Peter Kooij (Bass); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
  • Running Time: 106 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1747-1749
  • Studio/Live: Studio