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|Wolfgang Bunten, Harry van der Kamp, Ann Monoyios|
Theresienmesse / Nelsonmesse
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Preferable to Pinnock
Mark Amorose | Concord, CA United States | 03/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bruno Weil (as always in his Haydn recordings) directs a very fine performance of perhaps Haydn's greatest Mass setting, the "Nelson Mass." Trevor Pinnock's much-praised version on Archiv may have a SLIGHT edge dramatically, but with painful mispronunciations of church Latin (see my review of Pinnock's disc) it cannot be recommended over Weil's. Weil also has the advantage in having a boy's choir, though the soprano and alto soloists are women. The only possible reservation concerns the soprano soloist, whose singing is very fine, but whose small sound is sometimes trampled on by the orchestra."