Messe in H Moll (minkowski)

Karl Richter, Munchener Bach-Orchester, Munchener Bach-Chor - Bach: Messe in h-moll (2006/1969)

Karl Richter, Münchner Bach-Orchester, Münchner Bach-Chor - Bach: Messe in h-moll (2006/1969)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Latin (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.58 Gb (DVD9) | 129 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Latin, Deutsch, English, Francais, Espanol, Chinese

Karl Richter leads a star line-up of soloists including Gundula Janowitz and Hermann Prey in Bach's enduring В minor Mass, a majestic work that showcases Bach's supreme craftsmanship and skill as a choral composer.
Bach - Messe in h-Moll - Thomanerchor, Freiburger Barockorchester, Georg Christoph Biller (2014)

Bach - Messe in h-Moll - Thomanerchor, Freiburger Barockorchester, Georg Christoph Biller (2014)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 17000 kbps; 29,970 fps | 01:53:41 | 21.87 GB
Audio1: Latin DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 3873 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio2: Latin LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Genre: Classical | Subtitles: English, Korean, Latin

The Mass in B Minor, Bach’s last completed vocal work as well as the climax of his creativity, reveals the overwhelming wealth of his compositional skills. In the history of music it ranks highly, as the “Montblanc of church music” (Franz Liszt) – composed during Bach’s time as cantor at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. Performed in this important composer’s domain, the Mass in B Minor casted a spell over its listeners as the crowning glory of the Leipzig Bach Festival in 2013: Under the direction of Bach’s successor Georg Christoph Biller, the St. Thomas Boys Choir and an outstanding soloist quintet perform with the prestigious Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, playing on authentic period instruments.

Bach - Messe in h-moll (Ton Koopman) (1995)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at June 5, 2014
Bach - Messe in h-moll (Ton Koopman) (1995)

Bach - Messe in h-moll (Ton Koopman) (1995)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Track+Cue, Log | Covers | 482 MB
Label: Erato | Catalog N.: 4509-98478-2 | TT: 107:18

Als die Bachforschung Mitte der 80er Jahre beweisen konnte, dass nicht Die Kunst der Fuge, sondern die Zusammenstellung der H-Moll-Messe Bach in seinen letzten Lebensjahren beschäftigt hat, rückte der theologische Aspekt im Schaffen Bachs, den man zwischenzeitlich als in den späten Leipziger Jahren zunehmend bedeutungslos sehen wollte, wieder ins Zentrum der Betrachtung. Freilich besteht die Messe zum größten Teil aus schon vorher in anderen Zusammenhängen komponierten Einzelteilen, aber sie erfuhren zum Zeitpunkt der Kompilation teilweise grundlegende Umgestaltung. Zumindest das "Et incarnatus est" ist jedoch eine sehr späte, möglicherweise sogar die letzte Komposition Bachs. Sie steht in der Messe neben dem "Crucifixus", der Kontrafaktur eines Satzes aus der frühen Kantate BWV 12: Frühe und späteste Schichten im Schaffen Bachs fügen sich völlig bruchlos aneinander.

Bach - Messe in h-moll, BWV 232 (Marc Minkowski) [2008]  Music

Posted by Sowulo at March 6, 2014
Bach - Messe in h-moll, BWV 232 (Marc Minkowski) [2008]

Bach - Messe in h-moll, BWV 232 (Marc Minkowski) [2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 457 MB
Classical | Label: Naïve | Catalog Number: V 5317 | TT: 01:46:54

Since its rediscovery and first complete performance in the mid-nineteenth century, Bach's B minor Mass has generally been produced with the large, sometimes gargantuan, performing forces typical of that era in the kinds of ensembles gathered for Mendelssohn's oratorios and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. Twentieth century scholarship has uncovered information about performances of individual movements of the Mass during the composer's lifetime indicating that, in spite of its length, Bach intended it to be a chamber piece for small vocal and instrumental ensembles…
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: Messe in H-Moll - Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir (Archiv 1990) 2 CDs

J. S. Bach: Messe in H-Moll - Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir
APE 1411 kbps | 44100 HZ Stereo | 455 MB | Classical, Choral

'A summary of everything Bach knew about choral writing.'
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Philippe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Missa in h-moll, BWV 232 (2012) [Official Digital Download]

Philippe Herreweghe & Collegium Vocale Gent - Bach: Missa in h-moll, BWV 232 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 100:43 minutes | 946 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

"If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”. Philippe Herreweghe’s longlasting interest in the works of the Cantor of Leipzig has turned him into a man whose views evolve as he delves deeper into his subject matter. The joy that he feels – combined with a very legitimate sense of pride – in having forged musical tools that have today reached maturity, has led him to come back on a Missa that has never ceased to intrigue him: the catholic Missa of the protestant composer Bach.
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
Thomas Hengelbrock, Freiburger Barockorchester, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor - Bach: Messe H-Moll/Mass B minor BWV 232 (1997)

Thomas Hengelbrock, Freiburger Barockorchester, Balthasar-Neumann-Chor - Bach: Messe H-Moll/Mass B minor BWV 232 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 493 Mb | Total time: 56:20+52:55 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | # 05472 77380 2 | Recorded: 1996

Two things distinguished Thomas Hengelbrock's 1996 recording of Bach's B minor Mass from the many other historically informed performances of the work released in the early digital era. Where many other conductors used small mixed choirs, Hengelbrock not only used the 26-voice Bathasar-Neumann-Chor, he drew his soloists from it. And where most other conductors tended exclusively toward quick tempos, Hengelbrock mixed things up, favoring fast tempos in joyful movements and slow tempos for painful movements.

Bach - Messe H-Moll, BWV 232 (Peter Schreier) [1998]  Music

Posted by Aregak at Nov. 8, 2010
Bach - Messe H-Moll, BWV 232 (Peter Schreier) [1998]

Bach - Messe H-Moll (Mass in B-Minor), BWV 232 (Popp, Watkinson, Buchner, Lorenz, Adam, Bernstein, Rundfunkchor Leipzig;
Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum, Peter Schreier) [1998]

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 535 MB
Classical | Label: BERLIN CLASSICS | Catalog Number: 0021232BC | TT: CD1: 72’36, CD2: 64’18

The was the first digital recording of the B Minor, recorded in '82 and released on Eurodisc back in about '84. Since then, other recordings may have been more "polished" and may have added more spectacular sound (though the sound here is very natural and beautifully soft-focussed and grainy) but none conveys as much healthy love and devotion and none has such a fine ensemble of soloists (the much-missed Lucia Popp, Theo Adam, Carolyn Watkinson et al) and so committed a choir…