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Schubert: Complete Masses / Kari Lovaas, Soile Isokoski, Hilke Helling, Christoph Prégardien. Virtuosi di Praga, Wiener Kammerchor, Bach Collegium Berlin et al. [4 CDs]

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  1. Mass No. 5 in A-Flat Major, D. 678: I. Kyrie $0.69 on iTunes
  2. Mass No. 5 in A-Flat Major, D. 678: II. Gloria
  3. Mass No. 5 in A-Flat Major, D. 678: III. Credo $0.69 on iTunes
  4. Mass No. 5 in A-Flat Major, D. 678: IV. Sanctus $0.69 on iTunes
  5. Mass No. 5 in A-Flat Major, D. 678: V. Benedictus $0.69 on iTunes
  6. Mass No. 5 in A-Flat Major, D. 678: VI. Agnus dei $0.69 on iTunes
  7. Deutsche Messe, D. 872: I. Zum Eingang $0.69 on iTunes
  8. Deutsche Messe, D. 872: II. Zum Gloria $0.69 on iTunes
  9. Deutsche Messe, D. 872: III. Zum Evangelium und Credo $0.69 on iTunes
  10. Deutsche Messe, D. 872: IV. Zum Offertorium $0.69 on iTunes
  11. Deutsche Messe, D. 872: V. Zum Sanctus $0.69 on iTunes
  12. Deutsche Messe, D. 872: VI. Nach der Wandlung $0.69 on iTunes
  13. Deutsche Messe, D. 872: VII. Anhang. Das Gebet des Herrn $0.69 on iTunes
  14. Deutsche Messe, D. 872: VIII. Zum Agnes $0.69 on iTunes
  15. Deutsche Messe, D. 872: IX. Schlussgesang $0.69 on iTunes
  16. Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major, D. 950: I. Kyrie. Kyrie eleison $0.69 on iTunes
  17. Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major, D. 950: II. Gloria. Gloria $0.69 on iTunes
  18. Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major, D. 950: II. Gloria. Domine deus $0.69 on iTunes
  19. Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major, D. 950: II. Gloria. Quoniam tu solis $0.69 on iTunes
  20. Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major, D. 950: II. Gloria. Cum santo spiritu $0.69 on iTunes
  21. Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major, D. 950: III. Credo. Credo $0.69 on iTunes
  22. Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major, D. 950: III. Credo. Et incarnatus est $0.69 on iTunes
  23. Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major, D. 950: III. Credo. Et resurrexit $0.69 on iTunes
  24. Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major, D. 950: III. Credo. Et vitam venture $0.69 on iTunes
  25. Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major, D. 950: IV. Sanctus. Sanctus $0.69 on iTunes
  26. Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major, D. 950: IV. Sanctus. Osanna in excelsis $0.69 on iTunes
  27. Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major, D. 950: V. Benedictus. Benedictus $0.69 on iTunes
  28. Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major, D. 950: V. Benedictus. Osanna in excelsis $0.69 on iTunes
  29. Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major, D. 950: VI. Agnus dei. Agnus dei $0.69 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Mass no 1 in F major, D 105
>Schubert, Franz : Salve regina in A major, D 676/Op. 153
>Schubert, Franz : Magnificat in C major, D 486
>Schubert, Franz : Mass no 2 in G major, D 167
>Schubert, Franz : Mass no 4 in C major, D 452/Op. 48
>Schubert, Franz : Mass for soloists, chorus, orchestra & organ in B flat major, D. 324 (Op. posth. 141)
>Schubert, Franz : Mass no 5 in A flat major, D 678
>Schubert, Franz : Deutsche Messe, D 872
>Schubert, Franz : Mass in E flat major, D 950
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Notes & Reviews:

There's so much Schubert, it's easy to underestimate the large sections of it that are hardly listened to for reasons of changing taste or convenience. The two late Masses are masterpieces to rank alongside the three great songcycles and piano sonatas, the two piano trios and C major Symphony; accordingly they retain a place at the edge of the concert repertory. The case of the other four is more complex: of more practical dimensions for liturgical use, they are nonetheless devotional works organised more by Schubert's musical inspiration than any doctrinal considerations, to which he never paid more than lip-service in his own turbulent life. Nonetheless, the most cursory attention given to the opening Kyrie of his First Mass,written for the church in Lichtental associated with the family, should demonstrate that the work was not undertaken casually or lightly. However, the especially radiant soprano solo may (as so often with Schubert) have a personal inspiration: in this case the affection and desire the 17-year-old composer was beginning to feel for the soprano Therese Grob. One of Schubert's more reliable friends recalled a conversation, years later, in which the composer had confessed of Grob that 'I loved someone very dearly and she loved me too... . For three years she hoped I would marry her; but I could not find a position which would have provided for us both.' The Third Mass, D.324 in E flat, is hardly less expansive, though now less often encountered than the pleasantly undemanding turn of the Second in G, D.167 with its tender Agnus Dei. The performances in this box set are a useful compendium of Schubert performing styles from the Czech Republic, Austria and Germany, culminating in a superbly detailed account of the E flat Mass D950, directed by Frieder Bernius, among the greatest living choral conductors in the German tradition.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Korunni Studio, Prague (02/14/1996-02/15/1996).



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>Schubert, Franz : Mass no 1 in F major, D 105
  • Performers: Marta Benackova (Voice); Walter Coppola (Tenor); Zdena Kloubova; Jurij Kruglov (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Andreas Weiser
  • Ensemble: Virtuosi di Praga
  • Notes: Korunni Studio, Prague (02/14/1996-02/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1814

>Schubert, Franz : Salve regina in A major, D 676/Op. 153
  • Performers: Marta Benackova (Voice); Walter Coppola (Tenor); Zdena Kloubova; Jurij Kruglov (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Andreas Weiser
  • Ensemble: Virtuosi di Praga
  • Notes: Korunni Studio, Prague (02/14/1996-02/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 11/1819

>Schubert, Franz : Magnificat in C major, D 486
  • Performers: Marta Benackova (Voice); Walter Coppola (Tenor); Zdena Kloubova; Jurij Kruglov (Baritone)
  • Conductor: Andreas Weiser
  • Ensemble: Virtuosi di Praga
  • Notes: Korunni Studio, Prague (02/14/1996-02/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 09/25/1816

>Schubert, Franz : Mass no 2 in G major, D 167
  • Performers: Roman Janal (Baritone); Ludmila Novakova-Vernerova; Richard Sporka (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Romano Gandolfi
  • Ensemble: Prague Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Korunni Studio, Prague (02/14/1996-02/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 03/1815

>Schubert, Franz : Mass no 4 in C major, D 452/Op. 48
  • Performers: Walter Coppola (Tenor); Marta Filova; Miloslav Podskalsky (Voice)
  • Conductor: Ulrich Backofen
  • Ensemble: Spandauer Kantorei Berlin
  • Notes: Korunni Studio, Prague (02/14/1996-02/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1816

>Schubert, Franz : Mass for soloists, chorus, orchestra & organ in B flat major, D. 324 (Op. posth. 141)
  • Performers: Ludmila Novakova-Vernerova; Rodrigo Orrego (Tenor); Lenka Smidova (Mezzo Soprano); Jiri Sulzenko (Bass)
  • Conductor: Jack Handler
  • Ensemble: Cappella Vocale hamburg
  • Notes: Korunni Studio, Prague (02/14/1996-02/15/1996)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 11/1815

>Schubert, Franz : Mass no 5 in A flat major, D 678
  • Performers: Gerhard Faulstich (Baritone); Richard Graeger; Kari Lovaas (Voice)
  • Conductor: Martin Behrmann
  • Ensemble: Berlin Bach Collegium
  • Running Time: 45 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1819-1822

>Schubert, Franz : Deutsche Messe, D 872
  • Performers: Kunizaku Ohashi; Elizabeth Thomann; Stafford Wing (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Hans Gillesberger
  • Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1826-1827

>Schubert, Franz : Mass in E flat major, D 950
  • Performers: Peter Gronlund (Voice); Cornelius Hauptmann (Bass); Soile Isokoski (Soprano); Christoph Prégardien
  • Conductor: Frieder Bernius
  • Ensemble: Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
  • Running Time: 30 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1828