J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Mass in B Minor

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Ton Koopman
Accompaniment/Orchestra:The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Soloists:Barbara Schlick
Kai Wessel
Guy de Mey
Klaus Mertens
Individual Works:Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Erato
Catalog Number:4509-98478-2
Year Released/Recorded:1995
Total Playing Time:108
Related Web Site:http://www.tonkoopman.nl
Comments:Andrew Block said:

Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra/Choir truly have a gift for interpreting the Great Works of Bach. Their playing (on period instruments) and singing of the B minor Mass is nothing short of incredible -- every nuance, phrase, and emotion is brought to life. The soloists (both vocal and instrumental) are colorful and sensitive, the choir sings with impeccable clarity, and the orchestra sounds pure and focused. There is nothing that holds this ensemble down. When the music is that of Bach's ageless, immortal B minor mass, the recording becomes a doorway that leads to something QUITE extraordinary.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Cor Knops
  • Andrew Block
Date First Submitted:11/02/1997