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Originals - Rossini: Messa di Gloria / Marriner, et al

Album Summary

>Rossini, Gioachino : Messa di Gloria, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"It is a mystery why Rossini's Messa di Gloria is so little known. He wrote the work-a nine movement setting of the "Kyrie" and "Gloria" for five soloists, chorus and orchestra-in Naples in 1821. As a composer he was in the full leaf and flower of his art. The Naples experience had hugely expanded his command of both orchestral and choral writing. And great voices remained on tap, so much so that he could afford to write within the Mass for a pair of tenors, the one tender and florid in the "Gratias," the other altogether more emotionally racked in the "Qui tollis"...there is no doubting the superiority of Marriner's soloists. Gimenez is especially fine, either alone or carolling with Araiza in the "Christe eleison"... The St. Martin's Chorus, trained by Laszlo Heltay, make a splendid impression, not least in the fugal finale "Cum sancto spiritu." -Gramophone


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>Rossini, Gioachino : Messa di Gloria, for soloists, chorus & orchestra
  • Performers: Raúl Giménez; Francisco Araiza; Sumi Jo (Soprano); Samuel Ramey
  • Conductor: Sir Marriner
  • Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
  • Running Time: 41 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1820