The fastest B-Minor Mass on record.. …was, for many years, Konrad Junghänel’s with the Cantus Cölln, on Harmonia Mundi [1].And boy did it … At first I was quite pleased but, listening to the Kyrie eleison again, all I can hear throughout the first track is some sort of extra-musical noise. Dame Janet Baker/Peter Pears) An all-star cast including Janet Baker and the legendary Peter Pears combine to enormously affecting effect in this mammoth recording of Bach's Mass in B Minor. Bach - Mass in B Minor (feat. 5. Hard on the heels of the splendid Linn recording of Bach’s Magnificat with the Christmas interpolations and Cantata No.63 from John Butt and the Dunedin Consort (CKD469 - Recording of the Month) comes this equally winning recording of the great b-minor Mass. I've just received the Gardiner recording of the B minor Mass. (SDG, 2015) John Butt, Dunedin Consort and Players (Linn, 2010). Sir Nicholas Kenyon for Building a Library sifts through the available recordings of Bach's B minor Mass. But won't most people want to buy a recording of the B minor Mass for… the B minor Mass? Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Bach: Mass in B minor [1985 recording] - John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists on AllMusic - 1986 If you want to be taken to a sacred and spectacular spot for committed music-making and hear the B minor Mass in unique circumstances, then you'll not be disappointed. Excellent article article, and kudos to you for listening to all of those recordings of the B Minor Mass! A great work if ever there was one, Jean-Sébastien Bach’s Mass in B minor BWV 232 was never performed integrally during the composer’s lifetime. Recordings: William Christie, Les Arts Florisant (forthcoming) Sir John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir. It was one of Bach's last compositions, completed in 1749, the year before his death. I had just a couple of things to add; Rilling is in fact not using a HIP orchestra, but does have them playing in a more “historically informed” style than usual, and I did manage to find some positive reviews online of his earlier recording (1999) of the mass. The choir of Trinity College, Cambridge, conducted by Stephen Layton, recording Bach’s Mass in B minor. J.S. best available recording site with a pipe organ was Town Hall, but the audibility of street noises made it unsuitable during the daytime, so the job had to be done between midnight and four in the morning. Either recording is excellent, but I need both: youth and wisdom pay off equally in this work. J.S.Bach Mass in B minor. 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