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Bach: Mass In B Minor / Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists

Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 415514   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lynne DawsonJane FairfieldJean KnibbsPatrizia Kwella,   ... 
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner. Archiv 415 514-2 [2 CDs]

Gardiner’s account has all the virtues of a well-done period-instrument rendition – flow, clarity of texture and articulation, color – yet conveys the sweep, grandeur and weight that are an essential part of Bach’s conception, thereby combining the best of the new and the traditional. There is excellent choral work from the Monteverdi Choir, singing four or five to a part. The soloists, chosen from the ranks of the choir, have soft voices but are well blended and can always be distinguished over the chorus. The “Christe eleison” duet from Lynne Dawson and Carol Hall is particularly lovely. The recording, made in 1985, is open, clear, and
Read more spacious. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Lynne Dawson (Soprano), Jane Fairfield (Soprano), Jean Knibbs (Soprano),
Patrizia Kwella (Soprano), Carol Hall (Soprano), Mary Nichols (Mezzo Soprano),
Michael Chance (Countertenor), Patrick Collin (Countertenor), Ashley Stafford (Countertenor),
Wynford Evans (Tenor), Howard Milner (Tenor), Andrew Murgatroyd (Tenor),
Richard Lloyd Morgan (Bass), Stephen Varcoe (Bass), Elizabeth Wilcock (Violin),
Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute), Sophia McKenna (Oboe), Valerie Darke (Oboe),
Michael Thompson (French Horn), Timothy Mason (Cello), Nancy Argenta (Soprano),
Valerie Botwright (Double Bass), Alastair Ross (Organ), Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-49; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1985 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 106 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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