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Liszt: Via Crucis, Missa Choralis / Thorne, Jackson, BBC Northern Singers

Liszt / Bbc Northern Singers / Thorne / Jackson
Release Date: 10/11/2011 
Label:  Musical Concepts   Catalog #: 1154   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Francis Jackson
Conductor:  Gordon Thorne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Northern Singers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In advance of Liszt’s 200th birthday, Musical Concepts is proud to present a collection of sacred music by the composer, Via Crucis (The Way of the Cross) and Missa Choralis (the Choral Mass). The BBC Northern Singers are superb on this disc, giving the works the sensitive treatment they demand, and Francis Jackson masters the organ.

"These two remarkable works were originally issued on two separate records, when they were a pioneering enterprise on Saga's behalf. Via Crucis is one of Liszt's most extraordinary compositions, laconic, inward, searching and uncompromising. It makes its gestures succinctly, never developing anything, moving forward swiftly yet with a sense of complete timelessness. Some of the harmony is
Read more far ahead of anything achieved even by Wagner (who acknowledged his harmonic indebtedness to Liszt). The Missa Choralis is a smoother, more appealing work, if not so fiercely original...Both works should be more widely known. Gordon Thorne directs a beautiful, idiomatic pair of performances, and there is some penetrating organ playing from Francis Jackson." -- Gramophone
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Works on This Recording

Via crucis, S 53 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Francis Jackson (Organ)
Conductor:  Gordon Thorne
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Northern Singers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 4 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Missa Choralis, S 10 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Francis Jackson (Organ)
Conductor:  Gordon Thorne
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Rome, Italy 
Length: 28 Minutes 16 Secs. 

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