Press Quotes – Bach Mass in B minor / Mozarteumorchester Salzburg & Balthasar Neumann Chor / 7 April 2011

“In Johann Sebastian Bach’s monumental Mass in B minor, under Ivor Bolton, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg and the Balthasar Neumann Chor were truly united – and their audience was transported to the most joyous and gravest spheres of the cherubim and seraphim… the ‘Gloria’… turned sound suddenly into sheer intensity and power… In the ‘Kyrie’ the gravest burden of responsibilty weighed on every note… The mystery of the Incarnation has rarely been so mysteriously and so vividly described as in the ‘Et Incarnatus est’… the way in which Ivor Bolton and the Mozarteum Orchester, with the eloquent phrasing of the singers, created a soundworld that conjoured up the joy of tumbling putti and the dignity of might and power, is without parallel.”
Heidemarie Klabacher,, 08.04.2011