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Bach: Mass in B Minor / Cohen, Arcangelo

Release Date: 11/11/2014 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 68051   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Neal DaviesLydia TeuscherSamuel BodenTim Mead,   ... 
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcangelo
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cohen's rejection of the generic, within a grand and ravishing overview, is what propels an overwhelming sense here that this reading deserves to be taken very seriously. The work infrequently speaks with such gracefulness, freedom, or conviction.

– Gramophone

Arcangelo and their inspirational director Jonathan Cohen, one of the brightest stars in the Early Music galaxy, present Bach’s great masterpiece in a glorious new recording made following a thrilling performance at the Tetbury festival. Arcangelo are still a relatively new ensemble, but have already won one Gramophone Award and been nominated for another. The members of the choir
Read more and orchestra are performers of dazzling technical ability with a passion for faithful interpretation that goes far beyond historical understanding. Their previous recordings for Hyperion have been praised for their liveliness, colour and full string sound. In this new recording these aspects of their performance are alchemically combined with a feeling of the great solemnity of Bach’s monumental achievement.
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Works on This Recording

Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Neal Davies (Bass), Lydia Teuscher (Soprano), Samuel Boden (Tenor),
Tim Mead (Countertenor), Ida Falk Winland (Soprano)
Conductor:  Jonathan Cohen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arcangelo
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-49; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  St Mary's Church, Tetbury, Gloucetershir 
Length: 109 Minutes 5 Secs. 

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