Herreweghe's B-minor Mass. Kenneth Edmonds wrote (March 27, 1998): I just listened to Herreweghe's most recent record of the B Minor Mass. Scholl/Herreweghe & B Minor Mass. From your questions I gather you're relatively new in the fabulous world of Bach's vocal works. I get the impression you want it all, fast and perfect. If I'm right, I think you're in trouble.
Bach: Mass in B minor & Sacred Works.
Originally recorded in 1988, this was one of the recordings that made historical performance practice the mainstream when it came to Bach's major choral works. Every moment of the mass was thought through anew, every bit of conventional piety purged. Herreweghe returned to the Mass in B minor in 2000; that later recording features soloists who are sublime (Véronique Gens, Andreas Scholl) rather than merely good, but it does not exceed the marvelous freshness of this release, which is holding up well close to a quarter century later. At a budget price, this can't be beat.
Composed By – Johann Sebastian Bach. Conductor – Philippe Herreweghe. Cover – Antonello Da Messina. Design – Sacha Davison Lunt. Includes a twelve page booklet in English, German & French (without the mass texts). Cover: Christ Blessing, 1465 (detail).
Bach: Mass in B Minor. Mass in B Minor/BWV 232. Philippe Herreweghe. Bach: Mass in B minor. Sample this album Artist - Artist (Sample). Herreweghe and his Collegium Vocale produce such a pure and well blended sound as a whole, thus giving the performance great sacred atomosphere. I highly recommend this performance, and do not think there could be many versions better than this ever. But, I really really hate to admit that the sound is sometimes over driven, like a little blurred on louder passages.
Bach's Mass in B minor is certainly one of the pinnacles of the classical music tradition. Personally, I tend to find Herreweghe's Bach too soft-hued, as he has a tendency towards 'feminine' endings in phrases, instead of presenting what is dynamic, and incisively bold & assertive in this music (though an exception would be Herreweghe's 1st recording of Bach's Magnificat, which is one of the finest in the catalogue, IMO).
Album · 1998 · 27 Songs. Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Laudamus Te. Véronique Gens, Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe. 7. Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: Gratias Agimus Tibi. Bach: St. John Passion (Johannes-Passion). Fauré: Requiem - Franck: Symphony in D Minor. Piano Works of Strauss & Elgar. Collegium Vocale Gent/Herreweghe. 14 Jun 2019, 19:30, Barbican Hall. This is a past event. The Guardian sensed ‘a spine-tingling sense of the infinite’ when Herreweghe directed the B minor Mass in London in 2011: and after a whole career spent contemplating Bach’s divine mysteries, his self-effacing manner takes him remarkably close to the soul of this sublime music. Tagged with: Classical music Barbican Presents 2018-19 Drama of the Baroque. Collegium Vocale Gent. Philippe Herreweghe conductor. Dorothee Mields soprano. Hanna Blazikova soprano.
J. S. Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232. Details. Information and tickets. Production information. Prices:from 30 to 90 €. Organized by:Fund. Orfeó Català-Palau de la Música.