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Cherubini: Missa Solemnis in E / Muti, et al

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>Cherubini, Luigi : Mass no 8 for chorus & orchestra in E major ("Missa Solemnis")
>Cherubini, Luigi : Antiphons (9), for 4 voices & orchestra ("a la Palestrina") (3 lost)
>     Antifona sul canto fermo 8 ton
>Cherubini, Luigi : Nemo gaudeat, motet for 2 choruses & 2 organs

Album Summary

>Cherubini, Luigi : Mass no 8 for chorus & orchestra in E major ("Missa Solemnis")
>Cherubini, Luigi : Antiphons (9), for 4 voices & orchestra ("a la Palestrina") (3 lost)
>Cherubini, Luigi : Nemo gaudeat, motet for 2 choruses & 2 organs
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine
It's actually some of the quietest music which mesmerises most - the exquisitely prayerful 'O Salutaris', an interpolated oasis of religiose restraint before the powerfully-wrought, beautifully shaped Agnun Dei in which Cherubini comes closest to the musical ambitions of his admirer Beethoven. It offers a heartfelt plea for peace, torn between the serene faith of the major key and the intruding doubt of the minor key answer. Muti's pacing is flawless again, the solo quartet and choir poised, the orchestral layering a benediction. Even the hardened non-believer will mutter a graceful 'Amen'!.

Gramophone Magazine
No conductor is quite so persuasive an interpreter of Cherubini as Riccardo Muti.



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>Cherubini, Luigi : Mass no 8 for chorus & orchestra in E major ("Missa Solemnis")
  • Performers: Herbert Lippert (Tenor); Marianna Pizzolato (Mezzo Soprano); Ildar Abdrazakov (Bass); Ruth Ziesak (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Chorus
  • Notes: Philharmonie am Gasteig, München, Germany (06/22/2006-06/23/2006)
  • Running Time: 39 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1818
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Cherubini, Luigi : Antiphons (9), for 4 voices & orchestra ("à la Palestrina") (3 lost) :: Antifona sul canto fermo 8 ton
  • Performers: Harald Feller (Organ); Christof Hartkopf (Voice); Andreas Meyer (Organ); Max Hanft (Organ); Barbara Fleckenstein (Soprano); Bernard Schneider (Voice)
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, München, Germany (04/18/2007-04/19/2007)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1778
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Cherubini, Luigi : Nemo gaudeat, motet for 2 choruses & 2 organs
  • Performers: Christof Hartkopf (Voice); Andreas Meyer (Organ); Max Hanft (Organ); Bernard Schneider (Voice); Harald Feller (Organ); Barbara Fleckenstein (Soprano)
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz, München, Germany (04/18/2007-04/19/2007)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1781
  • Studio/Live: Live