The award-winning Dunedin Consort’s “spine-tingling” new album ‘J.S. Bach Mass in B Minor’ has just been named ‘Editor’s Choice’ in the latest issue of Gramophone Magazine. This wonderful double album features the premiere recording of the Breitkopf & Härtel Edition of Bach’s popular mass edited by Joshua Rifkin in 2006. Director John Butt and the Dunedin Consort make this both a revealing, historically accurate soloist-led performance and a truly groundbreaking recording.
This recording has been very highly praised by the critics who have described it as “definitive“, “sensational” and “powerful“.
“Editor’s Choice” Gramophone “Surely no other recording of Bach’s B Minor Mass bounces along with such joy as this.” The Times “It’s sensational. It’s a knockout. Another award winner, perhaps?” The Herald “You can really lose yourself in this performance.” ClassicsToday.com “[The] performance is powerful and beautifully shaped.” Sunday Times “This constantly changing texture makes us listen afresh to the beauty of Bach’s astonishing vocal writing.. A definitive recording.” The Observer “Spine-tingling…an excellent recording.” International Record Review