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Mass in B minor BWV 232
Conducted by Marc Minkowski

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Bach: Messe in h-moll

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Marc Minkowski

Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble

Sopranos I: Lucy Crowe, Joanne Lunn; Sopranos II: Julia Lezhneva, Blandine Staskiewicz; Altos: Terry Wey, Nathalie Stutzmann; Tenors: Colin Balzer, Markus Brutscher; Basses: Christian M. Immler, Luca Tittoto

Naïve V 5145

Jul 2008

2-CD / TT:

Recorded during the Via Stellae Festival in San Domingos de Bonaval Church, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Watch promo video of this recording
Buy this album at: Amazon.de

Another Mass in B minor ( in the works)

Sw Anandgyan wrote (April 6, 2008):
or so I read in the recent Classica issue.

That would be Marc Minkowski and his Musiciens du Louvres doing the BWV 232 for a new label, Naïve in this case.

Maybe it's old news, did a search on Minkowski in the Messages and so here is this head's up.

Happy listening

Anandgyan
(who is quite pleased with the Bernius and Suzuki versions)

Aryeh Oron wrote (April 6, 2008):
[To Sw Anandgyan] Do you have a link to the details of this recording?

Thanks,

Sw Anandgyan wrote (April 8, 2008):
[To Aryeh Oron] So far only a mention from Francesco Corti's agenda; look at the July 2008 entry.
http://www.francescocorti.com/page3.htm

No details per se, just an excuse to salivate!

 

Marc Minkowski & Mass in B Minor

Piotr Jaworski wrote (February 10, 2009):
The actual topic is about Ton Koopman and cantatas, but my post is just a small diversion since the very person in question seems to join the circle of "Bach conductors" for longer ;)

I tried to find some posts here on the newest Marc Minkowski recording - with Mass in B Minor (Naive V 5145), with such soloists like Joanne Lunn, Blandine Staskiewicz or Nathalie Stutzman) - but failed. Does it mean that I can't handle 'search' functionality or it had been ignored .. or - best option - it's still not available in many countries (?)

And while Koopman & cantatas - I can't hesitate to mention that my favourite cantata cycle - with Bach Collegium Japan under Masaaki Suzuki (BIS-1711) is reacher with 42nd volume - a very, very good one. With BWVs: 72, 32, 13 and 16 :)

M3M3Rson wrote (February 11, 2009):
Piotr Jaworski wrote:
< I tried to find some posts here on the newest Marc Minkowski recording - with Mass in B Minor (Naive V 5145), with such soloists like Joanne Lunn, Blandine Staskiewicz or Nathalie Stutzman) - but failed. Does it >
Where might the Minkowski BMM be available? I couldn't find it on Amazon US or UK, Presto, or Archiv? Thanks from a BMM addict (and a JSB cantata addict as well)

Aryeh Oron wrote (February 11, 2009):
[To Piotr Jaworski] Minkowski's MBM was already listed for some time on the BCW (even before it
was recorded!).

Following your message I have updated the recording details.
See: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Vocal/BWV232-Rec8.htm [138]
I have also added to this entry a link to an interesting promo video.

This recording was released in France in Dec 2008.
Release in Germany is planned for Mar 2009.
No release dates yet for USA and UK.

BTW 1, 2 other new recordings are planned for Mar-Apr 2009: Kuijken's 2nd and Corboz 4th. Both were recorded in 2008. I shall update the recording details in the next few days.

BTW 2, when you search the BCW with the words minkowski mass in b minor, you get the above page among the first results.

M3M3Rson wrote (February 11, 2009):
[To Aryeh Oron] Thanks!

Paul Dirmeikis wrote (February 11, 2009):
[To M2M3Rson] This recording is available on Amazon.fr
http://www.amazon.fr/Bach-Messe-Musiciens-Louvre-Minkowski/dp/B001JPB9LE

BTW, I strongly recommend it.
Maybe some solo voice parts are not as beautiful as the "choir" parts, but it is still splendid.

Piotr Jaworski wrote (February 11, 2009):
[To Aryeh Oron] Many thanks for your guidelines - indeed I've checked BCW before I posted my message here. I was expecting that some French subscribers to BRML might have this recording before anyone else.

I will probably never understand "policies" of certain record companies - why certain recordings appear in one countries (with smaller client population) than in other? Why Poland not UK - in case of Minkowski MBM? Why I could already purchase a lovely new recording of Handel duets and arias with Sandrine Piau and Sara Mingardo - supported by Concerto Italiano and Rinaldo Alessandrini - while it's not even mentioned on Naive website?? Nevermind.

Trying to find "that one" MBM recording is apparently like the quest for Holy Grail - but this one is already one of my favourite ones. And in terms CD edition - this is a masterpiece, although expensive one.

Jens F. Laurson wrote (February 11, 2009):
Minkowski's B-Minor is indeed a wonderful, compact, coherent recording...

A small "chorus" of 10 without actual soloists... the best known voice in it is Stutzmann... Colin Balzer is in it, too.

It was put together with MM increasingly convinced of the arguments of Rifkin et al. (though when I spoke to him in Salzburg last month, he laughed as he qualified his statement of finding their position "very, very convincing" by saying: "Well, at least evidence of no evidence to the contrary.")

Listen for the Birds chirping between movements--enjoying the sun (and Bach?) behind the Bonaval church of Santiago de Compostela.

I've likened some parts of the Gloria to the soundworld of a Missa In Tempore Belli; MM dismissed that to the extend that he said he found absolutely nothing aggressive in the Gloria and certainly did not want to make it appear so.

I find it a terrific recording--but cannot say that it has replaced Veldhoven in my estimation. In either case: it's so well made that the question of OVPP or not becomes completely irrelevant.

(The interview and a short review of the B-minor will presumably appear in some feature volume of Fanfare Magazine.)

Drew (BWV846-893) wrote (February 11, 2009):
A nice promotional video for the new Minkowski recording:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXBrWx5iRTw

James Atkins Pritchard wrote (February 12, 2009):
[To M2M3Rson] You can get it from the French Amazon site: http://tinyurl.com/aglnht

Ed Myskowski wrote (February 12, 2009):
Jens F. wrote:
>(The interview and a short review of the B-minor will presumably appear in some feature volume of Fanfare Magazine.)<
I am not familiar with Fanfare Magazine, presumably others may not be as well? A bit of detail would be welcome.

Are the feature volumes different from the regular, or could that be a typo (Freudian or otherwise) for future?

Dang those spelling details.

Paul Dirmeikis wrote (February 12, 2009):
If you want to listen to all the tracks of this recording before buying it (not 30-second samples, but really the whole tracks), go to this link :
http://www.musicme.com/#/Jean-Sebastien-Bach/albums/Messe-En-Si-0822186051450.html

This French website is totally legal and free, and allows you, afsigning up and registering, to listen to all the CDs. It's a great way to really make your mind before buying.t regards.

Paul Dirmeikis wrote (February 12, 2009):
Here's a little correction : not ALL albums are available for a total listening, but quite many...

Ed Jeter wrote (February 12, 2009):
[To Paul Dirmeikis] Thanks Paul,

That is a wonderful resource,

Ed Jeter wrote (February 12, 2009):
[To Paul Dirmeikis] Paul, Merci encore, Ed

M3M3Rson wrote (February 12, 2009):
[To Paul Dirmeikis] Many thanks from me, Paul. A great site! Had troubled getting the music to play with IE, but works fine with Mozilla Firefox.

I just finished listening to the entire Minkowski recording. On first listen, it seems like a distinctive entry in the crowded catalogue of historically-informed performances of the B minor Mass.

I especially enjoyed the continuo drive of his "Credo in unum Deum" and "Confiteor . . ."

Vivat205 wrote (February 14, 2009):
< I am not familiar with Fanfare Magazine, presumably others may not be as well? A bit of detail would be welcome. >
Fanfare: probably the premier US classical (a few pages of jazz) magazine (yes I know all about ARG). Issued six times a year since 1978. Very thick. Lots of good historical recordings coverage. Every issue seems to have lots of Bach coverage. (Also too much on contemporary music.) Reviews are in-depth and sometimes opinionated. Reviews online for subscribers. Indispensable except to the inevitable people who have proclaimed themselves Possessors of The Correct Knowledge of Everything. Details at <<
http://www.fanfaremag.com/ >>

 

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