Notes & Reviews:
Philippe Herreweghe's lasting interest in the works of the Cantor of Leipzig has turned him into a man whose views evolve as he delves deeper into his subject matter. The joy & pride that he feels in having forged musical tools that have reached maturity, has led him to come back on a Missa that has never ceased to intrigue him: the Catholic Missa of Protestant composer Bach. Together with a handful of excellent soloists and a Collegium vocally and instrumentally at its best, Herreweghe delivers a work that must be savored.
BBC Music Magazine
Herreweghe's account proves outstanding. The Collegium Vocale Gent, from which the soloists are drawn, is numerous enough [to] create warm lines, contrasting with the crisper tone of the instruments - I've never heard Bach's counterpoint more transparent. The balance between blend and individuality is superb, their empathy palpable...Its very moderation makes this a wonderful recording - highly recommended.
Recording information: Jesus-Christus Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem (05/14/2011-05/17/2011).
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Works DetailsBach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
- Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
- Ensemble: Collegium Vocale Gent
- Notes: Jesus-Christus Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem (05/14/2011-05/17/2011)
- Running Time: 93 min. 28 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Form: Choral
- Written: 1748-1749