Marc Minkowksi conducts Bach's Mass in B minor

Stop whatever you’re doing, go to iTunes right now*, and buy this recording of Marc Minkowski conducting Bach’s B minor mass with Les Musiciens du Louvre and a tiny choir of soloists.

* it came out on CD about six months ago, but it only showed up digitally today.



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  1. Jimmy #
    September 23, 2009

    Couldn’t agree more! His late Mozart symphonies are best I’ve heard.

  2. September 27, 2009

    It’s a good disc, but for my money nowhere near as good as the Cantus Cölln/Junghänel version on harmonia mundi. Also ovpp, but better singing, better playing, better shape/pacing/form, and better tempi. The Minkowski recording has some really shaky bits w/ bad ensemble coordination (indeed, even the first few bars!) and some of the transitions b/t movements of contrasting tempi are really quite weird and sometimes a bit sloppy.

    That said, the singing from Lucy Crowe, Joanne Lunn, and Terry Wey is absolutely superb!

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