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Haydn: 6 Great Masses / Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir


Release Date: 01/13/2004 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 475101   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Joanne LunnSara MingardoAndrew BusherAngharad Gruffydd Jones,   ... 
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi Choir
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 3 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gardiner takes a dramatic, incisive view of these masterpieces, with the Monteverdi Choir singing with pinpoint attack and exceptionally clean textures. In the hands of such an experienced choral conductor these works come up as new in their thrilling originality.

Another superb set of Haydn Masses from Sir John Eliot Gardiner and his magnificent Monteverdi Choir. It would be nice to think that Haydn penned a Mass in honour of the great Admiral Nelson but he finished what is now called the Nelson Mass before news of the British defeat of the French at Aboukir reached Vienna and the Mass appears to have acquired its nickname only after a visit by the Admiral and Lady Hamilton to the Esterhazy Court in 1800. Whatever the
Read more associations, it's one of Haydn's finest creations and in the hands of such an experienced choral conductor as Gardiner it comes up as new in its thrilling originality.

– Gramophone [Record of the Month, 1/2003, reviewing the Nelsonmesse and the Theresien-Messe, Philips 470286]

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The Masses also find Gardiner on incisive form... Gardiner directs a biting, crisp reading, with spotlit drums and trumpets and marginally less spring in the rhythm. ...Gardiner, with some extreme speeds is consistently crisp and fresh... The Philips recording is clear and well-balanced,...highlighting the pinpoint ensemble of Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir, with his excellent team of soloists, led by the boyish-sounding Joanne Lunn.

– Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [10/2003, reviewing the Heiligmesse and the Paukenmesse, Philips 470819]

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Gardiner adds to the attractions by choosing outstanding teams of soloists, and one specially notes the soprano for the Harmoniemesse is the young, newly recognised British singer, Joanne Lunn, with her fresh, at times almost boyish tone nicely set against the creamy contralto of Sara Mingardo... Gardiner takes a dramatic, incisive view of these last two of the Masses, which in many ways can be said to continue Haydn's symphonic sequence. So in the Harmoniemesse the Kyrie begins with a weighty slow introduction that might have been devised for a symphony, while in the Schöpfungmesse (or 'Creation Mass'), the gentle setting of the 'Kyrie eleison' gives way to a brisk, outward-going setting of the central 'Christe eleison'. Each Mass characteristically ends with an exuberant setting at high speed of the final 'Dona nobis pacem', and it is notable in both masses, each involving an orchestra larger than usual, that in his call for peace Haydn introduces martial music with trumpets and drums. Gardiner more than most seems to relate that military flavour to what Beethoven so dramatically, and much more specifically, developed in the 'Dona nobis pacem' of the Messa solemnis... Gardiner is...incisive, with the Monteverdi Choir singing with pinpoint attack and exceptionally clean textures, helped by warm but relatively transparent recording quality...

– Edward Greenfield, Gramophone [7/2002, reviewing the Schöpfungmesse and the Harmoniemesse, Philips 470297] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Mass in B flat major, H 22 no 14 "Harmoniemesse" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Joanne Lunn (Soprano), Sara Mingardo (Alto), Andrew Busher (Tenor),
Angharad Gruffydd Jones (Soprano), Brindley Sherratt (Bass), Topi Lehtipuu (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Missa Sancti Bernardi von Offida, H 22 no 10 "Heiligmesse" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Brindley Sherratt (Bass), Topi Lehtipuu (Tenor), Joanne Lunn (Soprano),
Angharad Gruffydd Jones (Soprano), Elinor Carter (Alto), Julian Clarkson (Bass),
Sara Mingardo (Alto)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Mass in D minor, H 22 no 11 "Nelsonmesse" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Sally Bruce-Payne (Mezzo Soprano), Peter Butterfield (Tenor), Donna Brown (Soprano),
Gerald Finley (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Mass in B flat major, H 22 no 13 "Schöpfungmesse" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Ruth Ziesak (Soprano), Susannah Spicer (Soprano), Peter Butterfield (Tenor),
Bernarda Fink (Alto), Christoph Prégardien (Tenor), Oliver Widmer (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Mass in B flat major, H 22 no 12 "Theresien-Messe" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Peter Butterfield (Tenor), Donna Brown (Soprano), Sally Bruce-Payne (Mezzo Soprano),
Gerald Finley (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Missa in tempore belli, H 22 no 9 "Paukenmesse" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Topi Lehtipuu (Tenor), Sara Mingardo (Alto), Joanne Lunn (Soprano),
Brindley Sherratt (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Mass No.14 'Harmoniemesse' in B flat. Hob.XXII/14 (1802): Kyrie
Mass No.14 'Harmoniemesse' in B flat. Hob.XXII/14 (1802): Gloria
Mass No.14 'Harmoniemesse' in B flat. Hob.XXII/14 (1802): Gratias
Mass No.14 'Harmoniemesse' in B flat. Hob.XXII/14 (1802): Quoniam
Mass No.14 'Harmoniemesse' in B flat. Hob.XXII/14 (1802): Credo
Mass No.14 'Harmoniemesse' in B flat. Hob.XXII/14 (1802): Et incarnatus
Mass No.14 'Harmoniemesse' in B flat. Hob.XXII/14 (1802): Et resurrexit
Mass No.14 'Harmoniemesse' in B flat. Hob.XXII/14 (1802): Et vivam venturi saeculi
Mass No.14 'Harmoniemesse' in B flat. Hob.XXII/14 (1802): Sanctus
Mass No.14 'Harmoniemesse' in B flat. Hob.XXII/14 (1802): Benedictus
Mass No.14 'Harmoniemesse' in B flat. Hob.XXII/14 (1802): Agnus Dei
Mass No.14 'Harmoniemesse' in B flat. Hob.XXII/14 (1802): Dona nobis
Mass No.9, 'Missa Sancti Bernardi con Offida' (Heiligmesse) Hob. XXII/10 (1796): Kyrie
Mass No.9, 'Missa Sancti Bernardi con Offida' (Heiligmesse) Hob. XXII/10 (1796) / Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Mass No.9, 'Missa Sancti Bernardi con Offida' (Heiligmesse) Hob. XXII/10 (1796) / Gloria: Gratias agimus tibi
Mass No.9, 'Missa Sancti Bernardi con Offida' (Heiligmesse) Hob. XXII/10 (1796) / Gloria: Quoniam tu solus Sanctus
Mass No.9, 'Missa Sancti Bernardi con Offida' (Heiligmesse) Hob. XXII/10 (1796) / Credo: Credo in unum Deum
Mass No.9, 'Missa Sancti Bernardi con Offida' (Heiligmesse) Hob. XXII/10 (1796) / Credo: Et incarnatus est
Mass No.9, 'Missa Sancti Bernardi con Offida' (Heiligmesse) Hob. XXII/10 (1796) / Credo: Et resurrexit
Mass No.9, 'Missa Sancti Bernardi con Offida' (Heiligmesse) Hob. XXII/10 (1796): Sanctus
Mass No.9, 'Missa Sancti Bernardi con Offida' (Heiligmesse) Hob. XXII/10 (1796): Benedictus
Mass No.9, 'Missa Sancti Bernardi con Offida' (Heiligmesse) Hob. XXII/10 (1796) / Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei
Mass No.9, 'Missa Sancti Bernardi con Offida' (Heiligmesse) Hob. XXII/10 (1796) / Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem
Missa in angustiis "Nelson Mass", Hob. XXII:11 in D minor: Kyrie
Missa in angustiis "Nelson Mass", Hob. XXII:11 in D minor: Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Missa in angustiis "Nelson Mass", Hob. XXII:11 in D minor: Gloria: Qui tollis
Missa in angustiis "Nelson Mass", Hob. XXII:11 in D minor: Gloria: Quoniam
Missa in angustiis "Nelson Mass", Hob. XXII:11 in D minor: Credo: Credo in unum Deum
Missa in angustiis "Nelson Mass", Hob. XXII:11 in D minor: Credo: Et incarnatus est
Missa in angustiis "Nelson Mass", Hob. XXII:11 in D minor: Credo: Et resurrexit
Missa in angustiis "Nelson Mass", Hob. XXII:11 in D minor: Sanctus
Missa in angustiis "Nelson Mass", Hob. XXII:11 in D minor: Benedictus
Missa in angustiis "Nelson Mass", Hob. XXII:11 in D minor: Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei qui tollis
Missa in angustiis "Nelson Mass", Hob. XXII:11 in D minor: Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem
Mass No.13, 'Schöpfungsmesse' in B flat - Hob. XXII/13 (1801): Kyrie
Mass No.13, 'Schöpfungsmesse' in B flat - Hob. XXII/13 (1801): Gloria
Mass No.13, 'Schöpfungsmesse' in B flat - Hob. XXII/13 (1801): Quoniam
Mass No.13, 'Schöpfungsmesse' in B flat - Hob. XXII/13 (1801): In gloria Dei patris
Mass No.13, 'Schöpfungsmesse' in B flat - Hob. XXII/13 (1801): Credo
Mass No.13, 'Schöpfungsmesse' in B flat - Hob. XXII/13 (1801): Et incarnatus est
Mass No.13, 'Schöpfungsmesse' in B flat - Hob. XXII/13 (1801): Et resurrexit
Mass No.13, 'Schöpfungsmesse' in B flat - Hob. XXII/13 (1801): Et vitam venturi saeculi
Mass No.13, 'Schöpfungsmesse' in B flat - Hob. XXII/13 (1801): Sanctus
Mass No.13, 'Schöpfungsmesse' in B flat - Hob. XXII/13 (1801): Benedictus
Mass No.13, 'Schöpfungsmesse' in B flat - Hob. XXII/13 (1801): Agnus Dei
Mass No.13, 'Schöpfungsmesse' in B flat - Hob. XXII/13 (1801): Dona nobis

Customer Reviews

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 Purchase makes perfect! October 4, 2013 By Steve B. (Hawksburn, Vic) See All My Reviews "Preparing for a performance of the Theresienmesse, I was recommended this optimum recording…the best of the bunch. The JEG and the MC are exemplary as usual and I look forward to eventually singing the other 5 masses as well. This CD is the benchmark to behold. Bravo!" Report Abuse
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