This one looks pretty good:
I think the CD you have linked (which I own) is the one that Masaaki Suzuki was referring to when he said:
Here:From what I know Philippe Herreweghe recorded this work more than once (please correct me if I'm wrong). Which one of his recordings of Mass in B Minor is the one to get?
Picked that one up a few months ago.Here:
This version is best selling of Mass in B minor recently on Amazon. Together with version of Sir Gardiner.
Now this... THIS is IMO the greatest recording of this marvelous piece of music. Talk about Grandiose, majestic, powerful, Sacred, and every other wonderful adjective that should be associated with a performance of this magnificent piece. I truly believe that if Bach could have heard this rendition even he would have thought, "WOW!!!!!"
I completely concur with the emboldened above. I have not heard Suzuki's version yet. Can someone tell me if that is a HIP version please.I think the CD you have linked (which I own) is the one that Masaaki Suzuki was referring to when he said:
"I think we should define the word authenticity," says Suzuki. "According to one opinion, Helmuth Rilling and Karl Richter were not authentic. Of course they didn't use period instruments, but they were together with the mind and spirit of Bach. I have played with Rilling's orchestra. The way of playing is very different, but it has insight. And when I was at school I listened to the Richter B Minor Mass a thousand times. I have no contradiction in me in enjoying both types.
This Richter's version is my favourite Mass in B minor.
Thank you. I will still give it a listen. There are some whom I believe do a good job of not going overboard on the HIP stringency such as Trevor Pinnock. Most of what he does in the baroque I find rather good. Often excellent.Suzuki's version is definitely HIP and on period instruments - yummy..
That's fine. That's what makes a ball game. We all like what we like. For me, it's not so much the actual performance of a HIP, it's the "cult-like" mentality that "IT HAS TO BE DONE ON HISTORICAL INSTRUMENTS AND TUNED TO HISTORICAL TONES IN ORDER TO HAVE ANY VALUE WHATSOEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" mentality that drives me nuts. I know that there are those who aren't that militant about HIP, but I have met more than my fair share that are that vehement about it.FWIW, I totally disagree with your assessment of HIP recordings of Bach's music.