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Haydn Masses Complete Naxos’s Anniversary Box Sets

August 21, 2009

With the release in September 2009 of its 8-CD box set of Haydn’s Complete Masses, Naxos caps its Haydn 200th Anniversary Box Sets

Soloists • The Trinity Choir
REBEL Baroque Orchestra • Burdick • Glover


Today Haydn is viewed mainly in the light of his string quartets and symphonies, yet his first and last compositions were Mass settings. They encompassed an extraordinary musical output, within which his Masses shine as uplifting and deeply satisfying sacred works. Whilst acknowledging the Viennese traditions of church music, these Masses are infused with the kind of inspiration and originality that make Haydn an undisputed master in so many genres.
  • CD 1 Stabat Mater
  • CD 2 Missa Cellensis in honorem BVM, ‘Cäcilienmesse
  • CD 3 Missa Sancti Nicolai ‘Nikolaimesse’, Missa in angustiis ‘Nelsonmesse’
  • CD 4 Missa Cellensis ‘Mariazellermesse’, Missa in tempore belli ‘Paukenmesse’
  • CD 5 Missa in honorem BVM ‘Grosse Orgelsolomesse’, Missa Sancti Bernardi von Offida, ‘Heiligmesse’
  • CD 6 Missa brevis ‘Harmoniemesse’
  • CD 7 Missa brevis (1805 revision) ‘Schöpfungsmesse’
  • CD 8 Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo ‘Kleine Orgelsolomesse’, ‘Theresienmesse’

‘…a performance that goes straight to the top of the heap in terms of clarity, energy, musicality, and ensemble coordination.’ on Missa brevis (CD 6) and Cäcilienmesse (CD 2)

See other Haydn 200th Anniversary Box Sets


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