Bruckner: Mass No. 2 & Te Deum / Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent

Release Date: 11/6/2020
Label: Phi
Catalog Number: LPH034
Composer: Anton Bruckner
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Composed in 1866 for the inauguration of a votive chapel in Linz Cathedral, Anton Bruckner’s Mass no. 2 is a fine example of modernity blended with a centuries-old religious tradition, in that wind instruments are set in dialogue with choral writing inspired by Gregorian chant. Shorter in duration but scored for chorus and large orchestra with four soloists, his Te Deum of 1881 was acclaimed by such illustrious contemporaries as Hans Richter and Mahler, while the composer, usually very self-critical, opined that the score of this work would make God ‘judge him kindly’. Like the eminent interpreter of the sacred repertory he is, Philippe Herreweghe here conveys with great fervor his vision of these two major religious works of the second half of the nineteenth century.
Works on This Recording
1. Mass no 2 in E minor, WAB 27 by Anton Bruckner
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866/1896 ; Linz, Austria
2. Te Deum in C major, WAB 45 by Anton Bruckner
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881-1884 ; Vienna, Austria
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