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Mass In B Min ~ Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass In B Min ~ Johann Sebastian Bach
I have three recordings of the B minor mass: Gardiner's, Herreweghe's and one by my own choir (which is good but cannot be compared to any of the other two for many reasons). When I listen to the Monteverdi Choir, the word "perfect" comes to my mind. To me, it sounds as if Gardiner strives to make a performance of the B minor that is somehow ideal, like a painter trying to draw a circle that is perfect in the matematical sense of the word. But I never get the feeling of Gardiner putting his own mind into his interpretation of the music. And this is the reason why I am not completely satisfied with his version. It is my conviction that any artist must use some of his own feelings… Read more