J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Mass in B Minor

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Anders Eby
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Mikaeli Chamber Choir/ Drottingholm Baroque Ensemble
Soloists:Chrisitina Hoegman, soprano
Monica Groop, mezzo-soprano
Howard Crook, tenor
Petteri Salomaa, bass
Individual Works:Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Proprius
Catalog Number:9070/71
Year Released/Recorded:1990
Total Playing Time:107'37"
Comments:Fang-lin Hou said:

Not really a new recording, but what a wonderful contribution to the repertoire! Anders Eby's interpretation is quite inventive, with judicious and often interesting choice of tempi throughout. As Simon Roberts points out in his comprehensive post to rec.music.classical.recordings, the soloists are excellent, and the recorded acoustics, as always with this Swedish label, are phenomenal. The choir (of forty-two voices) and orchestra (on period instruments)are also very enjoyable in their own right. I acquired it second-hand as an addition to my collection of several HIP recordings, and, yes, it stands up to their competition very well, if not preferably so.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Fang-lin Hou
Date First Submitted:12/27/1997