horizontal line

This well-executed programme of music once attributed to Bach – the works recorded were all included in Schmieder’s catalogue, but their authenticity has been subsequently called into question – is worth acquiring by anyone curious about the byways of Bach scholarship. The performances, though, are in no way dry and dusty, but sensitive and expressive. The music is drawn from Schmieder’s appendix – the G major Mass (BWV Anh. 167), Magnificat in C (Anh. 30) and A minor Mass (Anh. 24) – as well as from his main catalogue sequence. Particularly enjoyable is the fascinating double choir Magnificat in C and the three accounts of the Sanctus (BWV 237, 238 and 240).

PHILIP REED Read the full review on Agora Classica

   Read full review   

To continue reading, please upgrade to a premium account. You will have immediate full access.

Read more classical music reviews online here:

Choir & Organ, 2012 - ©Rhinegold Publishing