Donald R. Vroon
American Record Guide
, May 2012
…there have been so very few recordings of the Gounod, which I have always considered the most perfect, most wonderful, most joyful mass setting of them all.
[Gounod's] sacred music is the real thing. The power of this music comes from something far more powerful. Its sweetness, joy, and majesty are utterly authentic. This is great, great music…
The Bavarian choir and orchestra are wonderful, of course…Jansons has a tenor soloist who has recorded this before: Christian Elsner…He is excellent. So is the soprano.
I suppose, having complained that no one records this, I should be grateful that someone finally has. Help yourselves! © 2012 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide online