Notes & Reviews:
The Pygmalion Ensemble continues its interpretative work on the music of J.S. Bach with the Mass in B minor in its version of 1733. Pygmalion's first recording for Alpha, featuring Bach's Missae Breves BWV 234 & 235, was received enthusiastically by critics and awarded the Diapason d'Or of the Year 2008 and the Orphée d'Or 2008 by the Académie du Disque Lyrique. Given the work's historical importance, this third recording by the ensemble also offers an occasion for Raphaël Pichon to show the extent of his maturity, placing him in the front rank of today's young conductors.