Gotthold Schwarz

Gotthold Schwarz
Bass Vocals

The German bass-baritone Gotthold Schwarz, son of a cantor from Zwickau (Saxony), began his musical career as a member of the Thomanerchor Leipzig. He studied singing with Gerda Schriever and Peter Schreier (for example) and organ with Wolfgang Schetelich and Hannes Kästner. Since 1986 Gotthold Schwarz has been a lecturer at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hochschule für Musik in Leipzig. Extensive international engagements as soloist have taken him, interalia, to the USA, Finland and Japan. In Germany he has been a guest at all famous festivals. His repertoire embraces a wide spectrum of concert and oratorio literature. He has taken part in numerous radio and record productions.
J. S. Bach · Mass in B MinorJ. S. Bach · Mass in B Minor
Johann Sebastian Bach
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
Performed according to the traditions of the time
by Joanne Lunn (Soprano), Ursula Eittinger (Mezzo-Soprano),
Marcus Ullmann (Tenor), Gotthold Schwarz (Bass),
Hanoverian Court Orchestra (Hannoversche Hofkapelle),
Maulbronn Chamber Choir (Maulbronner Kammerchor)
Conductor: Jürgen Budday
A concert recording from the church of the German
UNESCO World Heritage Site Maulbronn Monastery
HD Recording · DDD · Double Album · c. 112 Minutes
2 CD
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I am bowled over by the quality... Fantastic!

Yesterday I received the B Minor Mass and I am bowled over by its quality... Fantastic! As always from K&K...

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This recording is nothing less than superb...

As always this enterprising German company issues beautifully recorded CD sets of choice and eclectic music but it has reverted back to its original oratorio and sacred course with this monumental recording of Bach's sublime B Minor Mass. The recording in the wonderful surroundings of the Maulbronn Monastery is nothing less than superb with ideal balance between chorus and orchestra and with the soloists on pretty much top form throughout. Jürgen Budday conducts with extreme sensitivity throughout and his tempi are extremely well judged especially in the drawn out "Kyrie" and the irrepressible energy of the "Gloria in excelscis Deo" culminating in a "Dona nobis pacem" of almost spine tingling beauty. The chorus sings with knowledgeable integrity whilst all four soloists contribute in their own special way to the performance as a whole with Ursula Eittinger particularly ravishing....

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