Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Franz Schubert, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Wolfgang Sawallisch|
Schubert - 3 Masses ~ Tantum Ergo ~ Offertorium/ Donath, Popp, Fassbaender, Schreier, Araiza, Dallapozza, Fischer-Dieskau, Sawallisch
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Schubert's "poor relations" deserve a hearing
Santa Fe Listener | Santa Fe, NM USA | 05/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It was good of EMI to extract some choice music from Sawallisch's 7-CD set comprising all of Schubert's sacred choral works. There are seven Masses plus miscellaneous smaller works; none are well represented in concert, being almost solely confined to church services. Representation on CD is also a bit sparse.
Nor do the Masses contain Schubert's consistently best music. As The Gramophone said in reviewing the entire EMI set, these are the poor relations among the composer's output. But here we have three of the very best, sung by an excellent choir, world-class soloists, and Sawallisch at his Kapellmeister best. This is lyrical, gentle, reverent music, not quite up to Haydn's great late Masses but with lots of treasurable moments."