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Mass in B minor BWV 232

Conducted by René Jacobs

Recording

V-2

J.S. Bach: Messe in h-Moll

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

René Jacobs

RIAS-Kammerchor (Chorus Master: Marcus Creed) / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Sopranos: Hillevi Martinpelto, Bernarda Fink; Alto: Axel Köhler; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Basses: Matthias Goerne, Franz-Josef Selig

Berlin Classics

Sep 1992

2-CD / TT: 110:13

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by René Jacobs
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Limited skills yet ...

Sw Anandgyan wrote (October 29, 2003):
Can I ask some comments on the Rene Jacobs' rendition of the Mass in B Minor with the RIAS Kammerchor ?

I'm very excited at the approaching arrival of the Cantus Cölln's version of the MBM. I have only the Andrew Parrott and The Taverner Consort & Players as far as OVPP goes. I've been listening to one recording of this oeuvre to begin my day as to improve my discrimination, or at least refine my listening preferences and alas my written reviews are still so close to inept it IS funny.

I'm listening to Herreweghe II and it is so ... valium. It is distinguished. I, at times, get this picture of a mammoth with ballerina shoes. I'd like to get a recording that I could compare to a bull with untied running shoes.

Hope you had a chuckle wit this, if not you can send money for university tuition.

BTW, I have noticed that the Goldberg music magazine Internet portal has " opened " up its doors to its rich contents, enough to be a fierce competitor to the Gramophone website.

To conclude, I'm heading to New York next week and I intend to purchase the Pomerium's 'Josquin' album on the Glissando label that alas this particular one is not distributed in Montreal. I read about the Towers Lincoln Center near Central Park and I'm going there. Can a member offer a suggestion as to which record store I ought to pay a visit for its imposing classical music inventory ?

Thanks.

Joost wrote (October 30, 2003):
Anandgyan wrote:
< Can I ask some comments on the Rene Jacobs' rendition of the Mass in B Minor with the RIAS Kammerchor ? >
The recording of the B minor mass was the first project of René Jacobs with the RIAS Kammerchor. At the time the choir clearly didn't have much experience performing baroque music. It sounds very heavy, and not flexible as one would expect with René Jacobs conducting. Also the soloists don't seem to be very much inspired, so I wouldn't recommend this disc at all. Later on Jacobs recorded the Bach Motets with the same choir. By then the choir had developed into a fine and flexible ensemble, perfectly doing whatever Jacobs wants them to. This turned out to be one of my favourite recordings of the motets.

Uri Golomb wrote (October 30, 2003):
Joost wrote:
< The recording of the B minor mass was the first project of René Jacobs with the RIAS Kammerchor. At the time the choir clearly didn't have much experience performing baroque music. It sounds very heavy, and not flexible as one would expect with René Jacobs conducting. Also the soloists don't seem to be very much inspired, so I wouldn't recommend this disc at all. >
I'd modify this slightly. I really admire the First and Second Kyries in this recording -- I think they do have the qualities that Joost missed. I agree, however, that the rest of the performance is not quite up to the same standard. I don't know Jacobs' motets -- having read Josst's remarks, I'm now really curious to hear them! I mostly enjoyed his readings of the three secular cantatas, though a few times it goes a bit over-the-top even for me.

Finally !

Sw Anandgyan wrote (November 28, 2004):
Thanks to a friend in Paris who found this CD in a second-hand shop in his town and mailed it to me; I can now listen to the MBM performed by Rene Jacobs.

My first impression; it is a very glistening interpretation. Take the Credo section for example; I felt like the choir was flying, flowing it was so ethereal. I could even venture to say that there is the typical René Jacobs touch, that is to say there's a definite jubilant intensity. It's not dull and yet not too eccentric.

This happened because of a friendship struck on a Yahoo! group dedicated to Advaita. It made me discover the Money-Gram way too !

 
 

Mass in B minor BWV 232: Details
Recordings:
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General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17
Systematic Discussions:
Part 1: Kyrie | Part 2: Gloria | Part 3: Credo | Part 4: Sanctus | Part 5: Agnus Dei | Part 6: Early Recordings | Part 7: Summary
Individual Recordings:
BWV 232 - C. Abbado | BWV 232 - Anonymous | BWV 232 - G.C. Biller | BWV 232 - F. Brüggen | BWV 232 - J. Butt | BWV 232 - S. Celibidache | BWV 232 - M. Corboz | BWV 232 - A. Eby | BWV 232 - G. Enescu | BWV 232 - E. Ericson | BWV 232 - D. Fasolis | BWV 232 - J.E. Gardiner | BWV 232 - C.M. Giulini | BWV 232 - N. Harnoncourt | BWV 232 - T. Hengelbrock | BWV 232 - P. Herreweghe | BWV 232 - R. Hickox | BWV 232 - R. Jacobs | BWV 232 - E. Jochum | BWV 232 - Ifor Jones | BWV 232 - K. Junghänel & Cantus Cölln | BWV 232 - H.v. Karajan | BWV 232 - R. King | BWV 232 - O. Klemperer | BWV 232 - S. Kuijken | BWV 232 - G. Leonhardt | BWV 232 - P. McCreesh | BWV 232 - M. Minkowski | BWV 232 - H. Müller-Bruhl | BWV 232 - S. Ozawa | BWV 232 - M. Pearlman | BWV 232 - K. Richter | BWV 232 - J. Rifkin | BWV 232 - H. Rilling | BWV 232 - H. Scherchen | BWV 232 - P. Schreier | BWV 232 - R. Shaw | BWV 232 - G. Solti | BWV 232 - M. Suzuki | BWV 232 - J. Thomas & ABS | BWV 232 - K. Thomas | BWV 232 - J.v. Veldhoven
Articles:
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 [T. Noel Towe] | Bach’s B minor Mass on Period Instruments [D. Satz] | Like Father, Like Son [B. Pehrson]

René Jacobs: Short Biography | RIAS-Kammerchor | Academie für Alte Musik Berlin | Recordings | General Discussions
Individual Recordings:
BWV 232 - Jacobs | BWV 248 - Jacobs

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