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Bach: Missa in h-moll - Damien Guillon (alto); Dorothee Mields (soprano); Hana Blaziková (soprano); Peter Kooij (bass); Thomas Hobbs (tenor);...
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  1. Mass in B minor, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, BWV 232 (BC E1)
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Philippe Herreweghe founded Collegium Vocale Ghent in 1970 and has been its primary conductor since, so it's no surprise that after 40 years, on this 2011 recording of J.S. Bach's B minor Mass, the conductor and choir project an organically unified approach to the masterpiece. From the opening Kyrie Eleison, the singers' intuitive understanding of each other is evident in the surging waves of sound expressing urgent supplications for God's mercy. Throughout, the group responds to Herreweghe's nuanced leadership with supple ...