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Bach: Mass in B Minor / Dunedin Consort

Release Date: 02/23/2018 
Label:  Linn Records   Catalog #: 354  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Cecilia OsmondSusan HamiltonThomas HobbsMargot Oitzinger,   ... 
Conductor:  John Butt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dunedin Consort
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bach’s Mass in B minor is undoubtedly his most spectacular choral work and this 2010 soloist-led performance by Dunedin Consort enables a level of clarity and expression that is not traditionally a feature of modern choral performance. Another huge critical success for Dunedin Consort, it was described as ‘spine-tingling’, an ‘electric performance’ and ‘a definitive recording’; it also earned a Gramophone ‘Editor’s Choice’ accolade. Dunedin Consort performs the premiere recording of the work in the 2006 Breitkopf & Härtel edition, edited by Joshua Rifkin, a leading thinker in authentic period performance, who fully endorses John Butt’s interpretation. The music capitalizes on the very essence of the group’s skills: skilled Read more virtuosic choral performance coupled with outstanding, characterful solo singing. This recording features several soloists from Dunedin Consort’s acclaimed recording of Bach’s Matthew Passion, which was named a ‘Benchmark Recording’ by BBC Music Magazine. Read less

Works on This Recording

Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Cecilia Osmond (Soprano), Susan Hamilton (Soprano), Thomas Hobbs (Tenor),
Margot Oitzinger (Mezzo Soprano), Matthew Brook (Baritone)
Conductor:  John Butt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dunedin Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-49; Leipzig, Germany 

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