J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Mass in B Minor

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Jeffrey Thomas
Accompaniment/Orchestra:American Bach Soloists
Soloists:American Bach Soloists
Individual Works:Complete Mass
Record Label:Koch
Catalog Number:3-7194-2 y^x2
Year Released/Recorded:1992
Comments:In 40+ years of listening to Bach (almost exclusively) I have never heard such an imaginative, precise, serious, daring, crisp, intense interpretation of the B-minor Mass. This recording is packed with restrained enthusiasm and absolute reverence for precision. Every note has been carefully studied and, most important, the musical musical director has clearly understood its role in the whole piece. In short, a superb interpretation.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • bill serra
Date First Submitted:09/04/1996