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Donizetti & Mayr: Messa di Gloria & Credo in D / Hauk, Bavaria State Opera Chorus, Concerto de Bassus


Release Date: 12/02/2016 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573605   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gaetano DonizettiGiovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Mark AdlerSiri ThornhillMartin BernerMarie Sande Papenmeyer,   ... 
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera ChorusSimon Mayr ChoirConcerto de Bassus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

While the German tradition observes a strict distinction between sacred and secular styles, the 19th-century Italian Mass can feel more akin to attending an operatic performance. Donizetti's church music, consisting of at least a hundred items, has hardly been explored. Individual movements were often later recycled by the composer, in cantata-like fashion to form a complete Mass and it is this ad hoc technique that Franz Hauk has used to create a new work, the Messa di Gloria and Credo in D. This includes an expansive Qui sedes with its violin solo written for the famous violinist-composer Pietro Rovelli, and is completed with movements by Johann simon Mayr from whom Donizetti learned his compositional craft in settings of sacred texts. While the German tradition observes a strict distinction between sacred and secular styles, the 19th-century Italian Mass can feel more akin to attending an operatic performance. Donizetti's church music, consisting of at least a hundred items, has hardly been explored. Individual movements were often later recycled by the composer, in cantata-like fashion to form a complete Mass and it is this ad hoc technique that Franz Hauk has used to create a new work, the Messa di Gloria and Credo in D. This includes an expansive Qui sedes with its violin solo written for the famous violinist-composer Pietro Rovelli, and is completed with movements by Johann simon Mayr from whom Donizetti learned his compositional craft in settings of sacred texts. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Messa di Gloria e Credo by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Mark Adler (Tenor), Siri Thornhill (Soprano), Martin Berner (Bass),
Marie Sande Papenmeyer (Mezzo Soprano), Marie-Sophie Pollak (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Chorus,  Simon Mayr Choir,  Concerto de Bassus
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1837; Italy 
2.
Ave Maria by Gaetano Donizetti
Performer:  Mark Adler (Tenor), Siri Thornhill (Soprano), Martin Berner (Bass),
Marie Sande Papenmeyer (Mezzo Soprano), Marie-Sophie Pollak (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto de Bassus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
3.
Sanctus by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Marie Sande Papenmeyer (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Berner (Bass), Mark Adler (Tenor),
Marie-Sophie Pollak (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Chorus,  Simon Mayr Choir,  Concerto de Bassus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
4.
Agnus Dei by Giovanni Simone Mayr
Performer:  Marie Sande Papenmeyer (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Berner (Bass), Mark Adler (Tenor),
Marie-Sophie Pollak (Soprano)
Conductor:  Franz Hauk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian State Opera Chorus,  Simon Mayr Choir,  Concerto de Bassus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 

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