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William J Gatens
American Record Guide, May 2017

The Mass in A by Luigi Cherubini (1760–1842)…is for a three-part chorus (STB) with large orchestra, and while some of the quieter movements may be sung by solo voices, the composer’s apparent intention was that the work should be sung by the full chorus from start to finish, as it is on this recording.

[Anthem on the Death of Joseph Haydn] is for three solo voices—soprano and two tenors-with orchestra. It opens with an extended somber introductory orchestral movement. Each of the three soloists has a brief accompanied recitative, and the work concludes with them joining in a solemn but joyful hymn of tribute. It may be a piece of occasional music, but it is very good of its time and well worth hearing today.

The performances are highly respectable… © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



James H. North
Fanfare, May 2017

Cherubini’s 1825 Mass is a glorious work, much influenced by Beethoven, with notable parts for piccolo and for trombones. This is, I believe, its only period instrument recording, and a fine one, so I wanted to make you aware of its renewed availability.

I highly recommend this disc, which captures the unique Cherubini spirit and flavor. © 2017 Fanfare Read complete review





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