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Mass in B minor BWV 232

Conducted by Georg Solti

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Mass in B minor BWV 232

Georg Solti

Chicago Symphony Chorus (Director: Margaret Hillis) / Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Soprano I: Felicity Lott; Soprano II & Contralto: Anne Sophie von Otter; Tenor: Hans Peter Blochwitz; Baritone: William Shimell; Bass: Gwynne Howell

London

Jan 1990

2-CD / TT: 112:57

Solti's & Schreier's recordings of the B-minor mass

Dougie Sospiro wrote (October 17, 2001):
I've been hearing mixed things about the Solti & Schreier recordings of the B-minor. Considering that I'm looking for a rendition which takes tempi somewhat similar to the overall quicker HIP trend [that is an overgeneralization, I know] but in modern pitch, these seems to be the answer at least for now... Still unable to track down either of the Schreiers. Opinions on any of these recordings would be more than welcome!

Bob Sherman wrote (October 17, 2001):
[To Dougie Sospiro] While I prefer modern pitch and instruments, I'm not fond of the Solti. Chorus too big and diffuse, soloists not distinguished. Richter is terrific, particularly the earlier one with Maria Stader, but his trumpets are too loud and brash. My overall favorite is Marriner, although most commentators seem to disagree with me on that.

William D. Kasimer wrote (October 17, 2001):
[To Dougie Sospiro] I've not heard either of these. I've disliked Solti in nearly everything I've ever heard other than Mahler, where he's merely tolerable; I've always shied away from Schreier's recordings because he uses soloists I generally find unattractive.

You might, though, wish to try the recent Rilling on Hänssler, which ought to meet your requirements.

Michael Grover wrote (October 17, 2001):

[To William D. Kasimer] This is way off-topic, but I have Solti's Zauberflöte with the Vienna Philharmonic (from the 90's; he actually recorded it twice in his career) and think it's wonderful.

Santu de Silva wrote (October 17, 2001):
< Bill Casimir says: "... I've always shied away from Schreier's recordings because he uses soloists I generally find unattractive." >
I love Wencesclava Hruba-Frieburger singing BWV 199 with Schreier conducting. She's almost the best I've got, and I've got 10 versions of this.


 

Mass in B minor BWV 232: Details
Recordings:
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General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17
Systematic Discussions:
Part 1: Kyrie | Part 2: Gloria | Part 3: Credo | Part 4: Sanctus | Part 5: Agnus Dei | Part 6: Early Recordings | Part 7: Summary
Individual Recordings:
BWV 232 - C. Abbado | BWV 232 - Anonymous | BWV 232 - G.C. Biller | BWV 232 - F. Brüggen | BWV 232 - J. Butt | BWV 232 - S. Celibidache | BWV 232 - M. Corboz | BWV 232 - A. Eby | BWV 232 - G. Enescu | BWV 232 - E. Ericson | BWV 232 - D. Fasolis | BWV 232 - J.E. Gardiner | BWV 232 - C.M. Giulini | BWV 232 - N. Harnoncourt | BWV 232 - T. Hengelbrock | BWV 232 - P. Herreweghe | BWV 232 - R. Hickox | BWV 232 - R. Jacobs | BWV 232 - E. Jochum | BWV 232 - Ifor Jones | BWV 232 - K. Junghänel & Cantus Cölln | BWV 232 - H.v. Karajan | BWV 232 - R. King | BWV 232 - O. Klemperer | BWV 232 - S. Kuijken | BWV 232 - G. Leonhardt | BWV 232 - P. McCreesh | BWV 232 - M. Minkowski | BWV 232 - H. Müller-Bruhl | BWV 232 - S. Ozawa | BWV 232 - M. Pearlman | BWV 232 - K. Richter | BWV 232 - J. Rifkin | BWV 232 - H. Rilling | BWV 232 - H. Scherchen | BWV 232 - P. Schreier | BWV 232 - R. Shaw | BWV 232 - G. Solti | BWV 232 - M. Suzuki | BWV 232 - J. Thomas & ABS | BWV 232 - K. Thomas | BWV 232 - J.v. Veldhoven
Articles:
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232 [T. Noel Towe] | Bach’s B minor Mass on Period Instruments [D. Satz] | Like Father, Like Son [B. Pehrson]

Georg Solti: Short Biography | Chicago Symphony Orchestra | Recordings | BWV 232 – Solti | BWV 244 - Solti

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