Bach Mass in B Minor Bwv 232

Johann Sebastian Bach - Harnoncourt - Messe in H-moll / Mass in B-minor BWV 232 (1986)

Johann Sebastian Bach - Messe in H-moll / Mass in B-minor BWV 232
Concentus Musicus Wien / Arnold-Schönberg-Chor / Nikolaus Harnoncourt
EAC+LOG+CUE | 2x FLAC Image: 450 MB | Artwork (no Booklet) | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Teldec "Das Alte Werk" # 8.35716 ZA | Country/Year: Germany 1986
Genre: Classical | Style: Sacred, Baroque, Mass

…It was unusual for composers working in the Lutheran tradition to compose a Missa tota and Bach's motivations remain a matter of scholarly debate. The Mass was never performed in totality during Bach's lifetime; the first documented complete performance took place in 1859. Since the nineteenth century it has been widely hailed as one of the greatest compositions in history, and today it is frequently performed and recorded…
J.S. Bach - Mass in B minor (Messe en Si mineur) - APE or MP3, you have the choice!

J.S. Bach - Mass in B minor (Messe en Si mineur - Messe in h-moll)
Barbara Schlick, Collegium Vocale conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
Bach J.S. - Messe h-moll; Mass B minor BWV 232 (Thomas Hengelbrock) [1997]

Bach J.S. - Messe h-moll; Mass B minor BWV 232 (Thomas Hengelbrock) [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 478.72 MB
Classical | Label: DHM | Catalog Number: 05472 77380 2

Without doubt, the selecction of ones favourite recording within the vast sellection of interpretations of Bach's Mass in B-Minor is a difficult task. I have sung this mass and heard more than ten different recordings of this "miracle of mighty mountain range in the planet of music". For me, Hengelbrocks recording is by far the best one: first of all, Hengelbrocks interpretation is very inspired, with convincing and sometimes innovative tempi, as for instance in the opening Kyrie which, for the first time, I could sense as a funeral march; second, the chorus is brillant, for me even better than the international "stars" as for example the Monteverdi Choir; third, the Soloists wich are members of the choir, integrate perfectly in the whole picture of this master piece; fourth, the balance engineers have done an exceptional work which allows you to hear every detail of the orchestra, soloists and choirs in perfect balance.

J.S. Bach - Mass in B minor (Helmuth Rilling) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by evaristegalois at March 11, 2012
J.S. Bach - Mass in B minor (Helmuth Rilling) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)

J.S. Bach - Mass in B minor (Helmuth Rilling) [2005] (PS3 SACD rip)
2 SACD ISO images: 2.54 + 2.52 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 34 MB | 5% Recovery Record | DST 1bit-2822,4kHz 2.0, 5.0
Classical | Label: Hänssler Classic | Catalog Number: SACD98.274 | Direction: Helmuth Rilling, Orchestra: Bach Collegium Stuttgart

The Mass in B minor (BWV 232) is a musical setting of the complete Latin Mass by Johann Sebastian Bach. The work was one of Bach's last, not completed until 1749, the year before his death in 1750. Much of the Mass consisted of music that Bach had composed earlier: the Kyrie and Gloria sections had been composed as a Lutheran Missa in 1733 for the Elector of Saxony at Dresden. The Sanctus dates back to 1724, and the Qui tollis movement was based on a cantata chorus dating from 1714. To complete the work, however, in the 1740s Bach composed new sections of the Credo such as Et incarnatus est. The completed Mass was his last major composition.

Bach: Mass In B Minor - Richter (2006)  Music

Posted by houzhed at Jan. 10, 2011
Bach: Mass In B Minor - Richter (2006)

Bach: Mass In B Minor - Richter (2006)
Classical | DVD-9 | No Scans | 129 mins | 7.58 GB (RAR 4% Rec) | FileServe/FileSonic
MPEG-2 Video | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | 5340 kb/s | 29,97 fps | Label: Deutsche Grammophon
48000 Hz | Audio#1: DTS @755Kbps 6 CH | Audio#2: PCM @1536kbps 2 CH

This recording, made in 1969, presents Ricther's chorus of 80 and orchestra using modern instruments, considered truer to Bach's spirit at this time than the large-orchestra oratorio style It is great to see a large chorus of everyday citizen singing Bach with such fervor. Filmed in the lovely baroque-style Klosterkirche in Diessen, about 25 miles southwest of Munich, this is a wonderful representation of Richter and Bach.

J.S.Bach - Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Andrew Parrott  Music

Posted by pmarkov at May 22, 2010
J.S.Bach - Mass in B minor, BWV232 - Andrew Parrott

J.S.Bach - Mass in B minor, BWV232
Solisien des Tolzer Knabenchors, TAVERNER CONSORT & PLAYERS
Andrew Parrott direction

2CD | APE + CUE + LOG | Cover | 421.3Mb | 50:39 + 52:49 | Virgin Veritas 2002
Netherlands Bach Society, Jos Van Veldhoven - J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor (2007) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Netherlands Bach Society, Jos Van Veldhoven - J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor (2007)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 105:21 minutes | 3.24 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sometimes you come across a performance that may not be exactly to your taste, but is nonetheless so persuasive of its type that it disarms criticism. This is one. It's not quite a "one to a part" interpretation of the work, but with 10 choristers and eight strings, it is intimate, and that always risks minimizing the majesty that Bach built into the Sanctus, the eight-part Osanna, and the choruses with trumpets and drums.
Concerto Copenhagen, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Soloists - Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs

Johann Sebastian Bach - Mass in B minor (2015) 2 CDs
Maria Keohane, Joanne Lunn, Alex Potter, Jan Kobow, Peter Harvey
Concerto Copenhagen, conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 511 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 252 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 84 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # cpo 777 851-2 | Time: 01:43:32

The sound world of Bach’s last great Mass has changed radically in recent decades; one-to-a-part performance practice is, as conductor Lars Ulrik Mortensen puts it, “changing our entire notion of Bach’s acoustic universe”. This bold claim is amply proven in an account of dazzling transparency, dance-like rhythms and utter clarity. Sometimes the balance seems not quite right, for example when organ continuo dominates, but some superb ensemble numbers pit voices against virtuosic instruments so each seems to outdo the other in joyous exuberance. The five soloists complement each other well, and the addition of just five extra singers is all that is needed to explode Bach’s universal vision into life.
John Butt, Dunedin Consort,  Dunedin Players - Bach: Mass In B Minor (2010) (Repost)

John Butt, Dunedin Consort, Dunedin Players - Bach: Mass In B Minor (2010) (Repost)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 2 CDs | Full Scans | 529 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog Number: 354

The Dunedin Consort’s recording of Bach’s Mass in B Minor revisits the spectacular individual virtuosity that made the Messiah recording so successful. This is the premiere recording of the work in the new Breitkopf edition, edited by Joshua Rifkin, a leading thinker in authentic period performance, who fully endorses John Butt’s interpretation. Bach’s Mass capitalizes on the very essence of the group’s skills: skilled virtuosic choral performance coupled with outstanding, characterful solo singing.

Bach - Mass in B Minor (Robert Shaw) (1990)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at July 31, 2013
Bach - Mass in B Minor (Robert Shaw) (1990)

Bach - Mass in B Minor (Robert Shaw) (1990)
Classical | Eac, Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 486.00 MB
Label: Telarc | Catalog N.: CD-80233-B | TT - 117:51

Under the heading of "old business," someone a while back asked for opinion on the B Minor Mass of Robert Shaw. It is a performance I like a lot. Actually I prefer HIP treatment for Bach, but I think that Shaw goes a long way to give a dynamic life to this music. He has fine singers…..One of my favorites in the mass is the "Laudamus te" and you will go a long way to hear it sung any better than Delores Ziegler sings it….and the opening long phrase in one breath…..in a tempo more relaxed than one hears in other readings. Julianne Banse (Rilling) can also do it in one breath, but at a faster tempo. Veronica Gens (Herreweghe) can make you think that she does it in one breath, but she doesn't quite. She is very clever in this.