Bach Mass

Netherlands Bach Society, Jos Van Veldhoven - J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor (2007) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Netherlands Bach Society, Jos Van Veldhoven - J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 105:21 minutes | 3.24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sometimes you come across a performance that may not be exactly to your taste, but is nonetheless so persuasive of its type that it disarms criticism. This is one. It's not quite a "one to a part" interpretation of the work, but with 10 choristers and eight strings, it is intimate, and that always risks minimizing the majesty that Bach built into the Sanctus, the eight-part Osanna, and the choruses with trumpets and drums.
Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Soloists - Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs
Maria Keohane, Joanne Lunn, Alex Potter, Jan Kobow, Peter Harvey
Concerto Copenhagen, conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 511 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 84 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # cpo 777 851-2 | Time: 01:43:32

The sound world of Bach’s last great Mass has changed radically in recent decades; one-to-a-part performance practice is, as conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen puts it, “changing our entire notion of Bach’s acoustic universe”. This bold claim is amply proven in an account of dazzling transparency, dance-like rhythms and utter clarity. Sometimes the balance seems not quite right, for example when organ continuo dominates, but some superb ensemble numbers pit voices against virtuosic instruments so each seems to outdo the other in joyous exuberance. The five soloists complement each other well, and the addition of just five extra singers is all that is needed to explode Bach’s universal vision into life.
Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner - Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs
Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 533 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 01:45:44
Genre: Classical | Label: Soli Deo Gloria | # SDG722

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists are renowned of their spectacular performances of Bach’s epic masterpiece, which they have toured extensively. During their last tour (in Munich, Frankfurt, Lucerne, Aix-en-Provence and Paris) there was a stampede for tickets and they performed every night in full houses, to spellbound audiences. This album is the culmination of the tour: it was recorded in an open session in London, and captures the special atmosphere of the concerts. It is presented in a 2-CD casebook and contains a booklet featuring original notes by John Eliot Gardiner translated in English, German and French.
John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestra de Paris, Maitrise Notre-Dame de Paris - Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (2007)

John Nelson, Ensemble Orchestra de Paris, Maîtrise Notre-Dame de Paris - Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (2007)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 5 ch) | 7.37 Gb (DVD9) | 153 min
Classical | Virgin Classics | Sub: Francais, English, Espanol, Deutsch

Like music lovers the world over, John Nelson believes Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor is a pinnacle of Western music. For years, he has cherished the dream of performing this masterwork in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris whose renown has grown constantly since he began conducting with them eight years ago. In addition to John Nelson and his Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Mass in B minor brings together the Maîtrise de Notre-Dame choir conducted by Nicole Corti as well as internationally recognized soloists Ruth Ziesak (soprano), Joyce DiDonato (mezzo), Daniel Taylor (alto), Paul Agnew (tenor) and Dietrich Henschel (baritone).
JS Bach - Mass In B minor, BWV 232 & Mass In F, BWV 233 (1993) 2CD [Eugen Jochum, Kurt Redel]

Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass In B minor, BWV 232 & Mass In F, BWV 233 (1993) 2CD
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Chorus, conducted by Eugen Jochum
Munich Pro Arte Orchestra, Lausanne Pro Arte Chorus, conducted by Kurt Redel

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 789 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 02:33:06
Genre: Classical, Choral, Sacred | Label: Philips | # 438 739-2

There are three Eugene Jochum recordings of the Mass in B minor floating around out there: this is the first and oldest. Jochum's reading is generally even-paced and flows easily. He avoids the stateliness of Klemperer's reading (a Deutsche Grammophon reissue) but does not fly by the listener in a mad rush as do Pearlman and Gardiner–overall, this is, in a word, a very solid and respectable performance. Jochum's choral forces are large (HUGE if you're used to the "one voice per part" approach) and at their fullest (such as the opening "Kyrie") the choirs and orchestra combined can generate a respectably powerful sound, despite the age of the recording. The soloists are all uniformly good, if not the most outstanding singers in the world. There are slight balance issues in spots, notably the "Domine Deus" duet between soprano and tenor soloists: the soprano overpowers the tenor almost entirely throughout the movement.
John Butt, Dunedin Consort,  Dunedin Players - Bach: Mass In B Minor (2010) (Repost)

John Butt, Dunedin Consort, Dunedin Players - Bach: Mass In B Minor (2010) (Repost)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 529 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog Number: 354

The Dunedin Consort’s recording of Bach’s Mass in B Minor revisits the spectacular individual virtuosity that made the Messiah recording so successful. This is the premiere recording of the work in the new Breitkopf edition, edited by Joshua Rifkin, a leading thinker in authentic period performance, who fully endorses John Butt’s interpretation. Bach’s Mass capitalizes on the very essence of the group’s skills: skilled virtuosic choral performance coupled with outstanding, characterful solo singing.

Bach - Mass in B minor (Otto Klemperer) (2011)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at May 30, 2014
Bach - Mass in B minor (Otto Klemperer) (2011)

Bach - Mass in B minor (Otto Klemperer) (2011)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 711 MB
Label: EMI | Catalog N.: 50999 9 18694 2 5 | TT: 135:45

In 1962, Walter Legge invited Klemperer to make a recording of Bach's Mass in B minor for EMI. Although the Mass was a work that Klemperer was strongly drawn to, he nonetheless declined the offer. He was reluctant to conduct the work using the vast forces that were typically employed for performances as he believed it should be performed with numbers similar to those that Bach would have envisaged. Several years later he proposed a recording of the piece using "authentic" forces of a choir of 48 and under 50 instrumentalists - hence this recording.

Bach - Mass in B Minor (Robert Shaw) (1990)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at July 31, 2013
Bach - Mass in B Minor (Robert Shaw) (1990)

Bach - Mass in B Minor (Robert Shaw) (1990)
Classical | Eac, Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 486.00 MB
Label: Telarc | Catalog N.: CD-80233-B | TT - 117:51

Under the heading of "old business," someone a while back asked for opinion on the B Minor Mass of Robert Shaw. It is a performance I like a lot. Actually I prefer HIP treatment for Bach, but I think that Shaw goes a long way to give a dynamic life to this music. He has fine singers…..One of my favorites in the mass is the "Laudamus te" and you will go a long way to hear it sung any better than Delores Ziegler sings it….and the opening long phrase in one breath… a tempo more relaxed than one hears in other readings. Julianne Banse (Rilling) can also do it in one breath, but at a faster tempo. Veronica Gens (Herreweghe) can make you think that she does it in one breath, but she doesn't quite. She is very clever in this.

J.S. Bach - Mass in B minor (Helmuth Rilling) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by evaristegalois at March 11, 2012
J.S. Bach - Mass in B minor (Helmuth Rilling) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach - Mass in B minor (Helmuth Rilling) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)
2 SACD ISO images: 2.54 + 2.52 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 34 MB | 5% Recovery Record | DST 1bit-2822,4kHz 2.0, 5.0
Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | Catalog Number: SACD98.274 | Direction: Helmuth Rilling, Orchestra: Bach Collegium Stuttgart

The Mass in B minor (BWV 232) is a musical setting of the complete Latin Mass by Johann Sebastian Bach. The work was one of Bach's last, not completed until 1749, the year before his death in 1750. Much of the Mass consisted of music that Bach had composed earlier: the Kyrie and Gloria sections had been composed as a Lutheran Missa in 1733 for the Elector of Saxony at Dresden. The Sanctus dates back to 1724, and the Qui tollis movement was based on a cantata chorus dating from 1714. To complete the work, however, in the 1740s Bach composed new sections of the Credo such as Et incarnatus est. The completed Mass was his last major composition.

Bach: Mass In B Minor - Richter (2006)  Music

Posted by houzhed at Jan. 10, 2011
Bach: Mass In B Minor - Richter (2006)

Bach: Mass In B Minor - Richter (2006)
Classical | DVD-9 | No Scans | 129 mins | 7.58 GB (RAR 4% Rec) | FileServe/FileSonic
MPEG-2 Video | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | 5340 kb/s | 29,97 fps | Label: Deutsche Grammophon
48000 Hz | Audio#1: DTS @755Kbps 6 CH | Audio#2: PCM @1536kbps 2 CH

This recording, made in 1969, presents Ricther's chorus of 80 and orchestra using modern instruments, considered truer to Bach's spirit at this time than the large-orchestra oratorio style It is great to see a large chorus of everyday citizen singing Bach with such fervor. Filmed in the lovely baroque-style Klosterkirche in Diessen, about 25 miles southwest of Munich, this is a wonderful representation of Richter and Bach.