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Schubert: Mass in E flat major; Mozart / Mackerras, Kühmeier, Mayer, et al

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Mass no 6 in E flat major, D 950
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"While listening to Charles Mackerras' splendid recording of Schubert's E flat major Mass, one might well come to wonder why the work is not performed and recorded more often as well as why it is not rated among the greatest Mass settings of the period. So masterful is Mackerras' conducting and so compelling his interpretation that Schubert's final Mass stands revealed as an aesthetic match of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven's best settings... it should be noted that Carus has done a first-rate job recording the performance; the sound here is spacious yet detailed, colorful but blended and above all amazingly immediate." -All Music Guide

Gramophone Magazine
Mackerras directs an energetic, exultant performance of the Solemn Vespers... Orchestral detail registers clearly, with Mackerras coaxing a dancing lightness from the Dresden violins. ... Mackerras responds vividly to the Mass's mystery... drama and lyrical poignancy. The "Domine Deus" and "Crucifixus", baleful, minatory brass to the fore, are as apocalyptic as any on disc...



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>Schubert, Franz : Mass no 6 in E flat major, D 950
  • Performers: Genia Kühmeier (Soprano); Christa Mayer (Mezzo Soprano); Oliver Ringelhahn (Tenor); Timothy Robinson (Tenor); Matthew Rose (Bass)
  • Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1828

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339
  • Performers: Genia Kühmeier (Soprano); Christa Mayer (Mezzo Soprano); Oliver Ringelhahn (Tenor); Timothy Robinson (Tenor); Matthew Rose (Bass)
  • Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1780