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Three of Schubert's seven settings of the Mass recorded

September 28, 2007

Franz Schubert’s Mass No.2 in G Major (D.167), Mass No. 4 in C Major (D.452) and Deutsche Messe (D.872) were recorded for Naxos at Paul-Gerhardtkirche in Leipzig, Germany. Morten Schuldt-Jensen conducted the Leipziger Kammerorchester with the Immortal-Bach-Ensemble, consisting of members from the Gewandhaus Chamber Choir.

Soloists in the G Major Mass were Dorothea Craxton, soprano, Rüdiger Ballhorn, tenor, Klaus Schredl, baritone. Soloists in the C Major Mass were Claudia Reinhard, soprano, Christine Wehler, alto, Raimund Mlnarschik, tenor, Tobias Berndt, baritone. Subtitled ‘Hymns for the celebration of the Holy sacrifice of the Mass’, the Deutsche Messe a choral work, without soloists, of extraordinary beauty. Sessions took place from September 10 to 13, and were produced and engineered by Thomas Wieber of Studio Beoton.

Immortal Bach Ensemble and conductor Morten Schuldt-Jensen, recording session September 2007


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