B Minor Mass

Bach’s Mass in B Minor review: Mystery and miracle

Michael Church, The Independent

...The opening phrase of the choral Kyrie carried a dark charge immediately answered by translucent instrumental timbres; when soprano Katherine Watson and countertenor Iestyn Davies launched into the ‘Christe eleison’, the dark/light opposition continued through the contrast in their voices. Paired with tenor Gwilym Bowen, Watson’s voice then seemed to assume a different hue; bass Neal Davies made the most of the one aria which allowed his voice to fly...

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Bach's B Minor Mass

dir. Stephen Layton

Soloists

Katherine Watson

Iestyn Davies

Gwilym Bowen

Neal Davies

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