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fergus wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 11:55 pm JS Bach: Mass in B minor

I recently engaged in a listening project of the following versions of the JS Bach Mass in B minor in my collection [listed by conductor in alphabetical order]:

Bruggen - Glossa [CD]
Fasolis - Brilliant [CD]
Gardiner - Archiv [CD]
Gardiner - SDG [CD]
Harnoncourt: Telefunken/Das Alte Werk [LP]
Hengelbrock - [DHM] CD
Herreweghe - Virgin [CD]
Jochum - EMI [CD]
Parrott: EMI [LP]
Suzuki - BIS [CD]
Van Veldhoven - Channel [CD]

This is such a magnificent work! Cantatas on steroids here!!
I have some of those recordings in my collection but certainly not all. If pushed I might even suggest that I think this is the best piece of music ever written, but in reality I hardly ever listen to it. Do you have a favourite recording, Fergus?
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fergus wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 11:55 pm JS Bach: Mass in B minor

I recently engaged in a listening project of the following versions of the JS Bach Mass in B minor in my collection [listed by conductor in alphabetical order]:

Bruggen - Glossa [CD]
Fasolis - Brilliant [CD]
Gardiner - Archiv [CD]
Gardiner - SDG [CD]
Harnoncourt: Telefunken/Das Alte Werk [LP]
Hengelbrock - [DHM] CD
Herreweghe - Virgin [CD]
Jochum - EMI [CD]
Parrott: EMI [LP]
Suzuki - BIS [CD]
Van Veldhoven - Channel [CD]

This is such a magnificent work! Cantatas on steroids here!!
I really like this version too.
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JS Bach: Christmas Oratorio [Chailly]:


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Chailly is not a conductor whom I would associate with the music of JS Bach but this presentation was terrific, interesting and it is one that offers a different interpretation of this work for me.
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fergus wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 12:26 am JS Bach: Christmas Oratorio [Chailly]:


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Chailly is not a conductor whom I would associate with the music of JS Bach but this presentation was terrific, interesting and it is one that offers a different interpretation of this work for me.

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Diapason wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 1:51 am
fergus wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 11:55 pm JS Bach: Mass in B minor

I recently engaged in a listening project of the following versions of the JS Bach Mass in B minor in my collection [listed by conductor in alphabetical order]:

Bruggen - Glossa [CD]
Fasolis - Brilliant [CD]
Gardiner - Archiv [CD]
Gardiner - SDG [CD]
Harnoncourt: Telefunken/Das Alte Werk [LP]
Hengelbrock - [DHM] CD
Herreweghe - Virgin [CD]
Jochum - EMI [CD]
Parrott: EMI [LP]
Suzuki - BIS [CD]
Van Veldhoven - Channel [CD]

This is such a magnificent work! Cantatas on steroids here!!
I have some of those recordings in my collection but certainly not all. If pushed I might even suggest that I think this is the best piece of music ever written, but in reality I hardly ever listen to it. Do you have a favourite recording, Fergus?
I have long admired Gardiner in Bach so therein lies my preference.
Gardiner stood on the shoulders of Harnoncourt and the Harnoncourt is also impressive.
In truth, I would not be without most of the above presentations.
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markof wrote: Sat Feb 10, 2024 1:48 pm
fergus wrote: Fri Feb 09, 2024 11:55 pm JS Bach: Mass in B minor

I recently engaged in a listening project of the following versions of the JS Bach Mass in B minor in my collection [listed by conductor in alphabetical order]:

Bruggen - Glossa [CD]
Fasolis - Brilliant [CD]
Gardiner - Archiv [CD]
Gardiner - SDG [CD]
Harnoncourt: Telefunken/Das Alte Werk [LP]
Hengelbrock - [DHM] CD
Herreweghe - Virgin [CD]
Jochum - EMI [CD]
Parrott: EMI [LP]
Suzuki - BIS [CD]
Van Veldhoven - Channel [CD]

This is such a magnificent work! Cantatas on steroids here!!
I really like this version too.
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I have not heard that particular version. Butt is very good in Bach so I can readily understand your liking for it.
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JS Bach Organ Works performed by Ewald Kooiman [CD 7-15]


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I have recently completed listening to the Kooiman set from which the above is taken and I have liked listening to it from beginning to end.
I like Kooiman’s playing, interpretation, the organ sounds and the recorded acoustic of the set. I find Kooiman’s performance of The Art of Fugue to be very appealing.
His playing is very fine and is well paced. The sound is well captured on these recordings.
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Well Fergus, you're really smoking me out here!

I don't know these recordings, but I really should seek them out. I never met Ewald I don't think, but I understand he was a keen bodybuilder. When playing a concert in a new city he would find a gym to work out, safe in the knowledge that he was HIGHLY unlikely to bump into another organist there!
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Frans Bruggen Edition Vol. 3: English Ensemble Music


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Here is music by Holborne, Taverner, Tye, Byrd, Simpson, Morley, Jeffreys, Parcham, Carr, Babell, Pepusch and Purcell played by Bruggen, Boeke, van Hauwe, A. Bylsma & Leonhardt. The playing is always engaging even if all of the music is not quite so engaging.
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Diapason wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:55 am Well Fergus, you're really smoking me out here!

I don't know these recordings, but I really should seek them out. I never met Ewald I don't think, but I understand he was a keen bodybuilder. When playing a concert in a new city he would find a gym to work out, safe in the knowledge that he was HIGHLY unlikely to bump into another organist there!
Cheers, Simon.

I have been working hard on my listening during my long absence from this site but not in the gym I hasten to add!
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