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Schubert: Mass In G Major; Gounod: St. Cecilia Mass / Jansons, Bayerischen Rundfunks


Release Date: 01/31/2012 
Label:  Br Klassik   Catalog #: 900114  
Composer:  Franz SchubertCharles Gounod
Performer:  Christian ElsnerLuba OrgonasovaGustav Belacek
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraBavarian Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These two popular 19th century orchestral masses could hardly be more different: even though there are only 40 years between Franz Schubert’s Mass No. 2 in G major D. 167 and Charles Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass. While Schubert at the tender age of 18 wrote his mass - in a single week! - in the customary style at the time of the Missa brevis, Charles Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass stands out by virtue of lustrous tone colors with harp and winds - reminiscent in many places of grand opéra.

The recording of the present CD took place in March of 2007 in Munich’s Herkulessaal in the Residence and reveal Mariss Jansons, the Chief Conductor of the Chor and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in an especially deeply felt
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Works on This Recording

1.
Mass no 2 in G major, D 167 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor), Luba Orgonasova (Soprano), Gustav Belacek (Bass)
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: Live 3/2007 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich 
2.
Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Christian Elsner (Tenor), Luba Orgonasova (Soprano), Gustav Belacek (Bass)
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; France 
Date of Recording: Live 3/2007 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Munich 

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