Bach: Mass in B minor in the Financial Times

Financial Times, November 2015


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'This is Bach at his most glorious and uplifting.'

Rarely can Bach’s Mass in B Minor have felt so joyful.

In this summation of a lifetime’s experience performing Bach with his Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists John Eliot Gardiner lifts his colleagues to new heights of virtuosity.

The choruses are a model of expressive precision, the fast ones exuberant in their radiance and agility.

The solos, adroitly sung by members of the choir, dance gracefully in their interplay with expert instrumentalists.

There have been other recordings of the Mass that are more obviously devotional. This is Bach at his most glorious and uplifting.

Read on the Financial Times website.