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Mass in B Minor [Hybrid SACD - DSD, Import]

J.S. Bach Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (October 30, 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Hybrid SACD - DSD, Import
  • Label: Bis
  • ASIN: B000WH5AYW
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #203,164 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 1. Missa. Kyrie. No. 1. Kyrie eleison
2. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 1. Missa. Kyrie. No. 2. Christe eleison
3. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 1. Missa. Kyrie. No. 3. Kyrie eleison
4. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 1. Missa. Gloria. No. 4. Gloria in excelsis Deo
5. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 1. Missa. Gloria. No. 5. Et in terra pax
6. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 1. Missa. Gloria. No. 6. Laudamus te
7. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 1. Missa. Gloria. No. 7. Gratias agimus tibi
8. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 1. Missa. Gloria. No. 8. Domine Deus
9. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 1. Missa. Gloria. No. 9. Qui tollis peccata mundi
10. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 1. Missa. Gloria. No. 10. Qui sedes ad dextram Patris
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Disc: 2
1. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 2. Symbolum Nicenum (Credo). No. 13. Credo in unum Deum
2. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 2. Symbolum Nicenum (Credo). No. 14. Patrem omnipotentem
3. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 2. Symbolum Nicenum (Credo). No. 15. Et in unum Dominum Jesu
4. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 2. Symbolum Nicenum (Credo). No. 16. Et incarnatus est
5. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 2. Symbolum Nicenum (Credo). No. 17. Crucifixus
6. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 2. Symbolum Nicenum (Credo). No. 18. Et resurrexit
7. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 2. Symbolum Nicenum (Credo). No. 19. Et in Spiritum sanctum
8. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 2. Symbolum Nicenum (Credo). No. 20. Confiteor unum baptisma
9. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 2. Symbolum Nicenum (Credo). No. 21. Et exspecto resurrectio
10. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1): Part 3. Sanctus. No. 22. Sanctus
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent January 2, 2008
By Teemacs
The B Minor Mass is a parody, in the finest sense of the word. Much of the music is derived from Bach's cantatas. However, this is no mere cut and paste job - with typical genius, Bach fitted it all together into a homogeneous, harmonious whole, and the result is one of the towering masterpieces of music.

Having done such a magnificent job in the BIS cantata series, one would expect Masaaki Suzuki and his Bach Collegium Japan also to deliver the goods on the B Minor. And so he does. Suzuki's B Minor is as a B Minor should be, a gloriously uplifting experience, deeply felt and beautifully realised. Suzuki realises, as did Gardiner in his excellent cantata series, that Bach's devout Lutheranism is at the very core of his being as both man and musician, and seeks to let these qualities shine out. He succeeds wonderfully well and produces something that is more than just playing the notes. He encourages sterling performances from his soloists (both singers and instrumental), choir and orchestra. Indeed the only errors I noticed were a few slightly fluffed trumpet passages, but then these passages are wickedly difficult for the natural valveless instrument. All in all, a splendid performance, one of the best I've heard, with what seem to me to be well-judged tempi throughout. Unusually, Suzuki has gone for a cast of non-Japanese solo singers (there is usually at least one Japanese solo singer in the cantata recordings).

How does it compare with others? Gardiner's recording was a trailblazer - as a critic put it, before Gardiner, people talked of original instrument B Minors and modern instrument B Minors, after Gardiner, it didn't matter any more, so high did Gardiner set the bar. Without having actively compared the two, this version seems fully Gardiner's equal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bach ascendent! December 29, 2007
The recordings of Bach Collegium Japan with Masaaki Suzuki have enriched the catalogue with profoundly spiritual performances of Bach's music, particularly the fecund cantatas. I've followed and treasure those recordings, but this version of the Mass in B Minor achieves even higher place in the verdant fields of music scholarship mystically realised. Scholarship is one thing, and a binding premise, but these are performances of spiritual insight and understanding, and they are extraordinary. Once again, Suzuki gives bold new meaning to 'original' instrumentation, with ideas akin to Stravinsky's "radical of the original". With only 12 strings and 18 singers and glory the more sumptuous for its modesty, Bach Collegium Japan realizes a B Minor Mass for the ages. The singing is unearthly, and particularly soprano Carolyn Sampson's singing is gratifyingly free and pungent, and consistently listenable. Countertenor Robin Blaze illuminates Qui sedes like a lampsmith. Bach Collegium Japan has enlisted more than its fair share of gifted countertenors; for me, Blaze lacks Yoshikazu Mera's shining simplicity, but his work here is consonant with the palpable caste of spiritual attainment that pervades the entire recording. I've not heard Bach unearthed like this since Gould! Bach Collegium Japan's recordings reach deeper with each successive effort. Music making this profound proffers an exposition of the genius of belief itself. Bach ascendant! Recommended without reservation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Top-Rated B Minor February 16, 2008
Since its release in 1985, John Eliot Gardiner's recording of the Mass in B Minor has been my favorite and one of the most highly recommended. This 2007 performance led by Masaaki Suzuki narrowly nudges Gardiner from first place.

Although Suzuki employs somewhat smaller forces than Gardiner, this is nothing like a one-voice-per-part performance. Suzuki gains clarity without sacrificing grandeur. He lets Bach's masterpiece unfold at an ideal pace, whereas Gardiner seems slightly forced or rushed at spots. Suzuki's soloists and instrumentalists are more polished, and the SACD sound is first rate.

Paul Van de Water
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