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“.
“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