Haydn: Missa Sunt Bona Mixta Malis / Weil, Tafelmusik

Release Date: 6/21/2007
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: SONY53368
Conductor: Bruno Weil
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Marie-Claude Vallin's captivating performance perfectly captures the essential innocence of the Ave regina, while Ann Monoyios has an altogether fuller, more mature quality as befits the more intense Salve regina. A disc of real beauty.

The obvious importance of this new release is the first appearance on disc of two recent Haydn discoveries, the brief Offertorium Non nobis, Domine and fragments (the Kyrie and part of the Gloria) of a Mass Sunt bona mixta malis. But its real charms lie in two works for solo soprano, choir and orchestra composed to mark the entry into convent life of Therese Keller whom Robbins Landon, in his characteristically earthy insert-note, suggests was Haydn's great love: ''We must imagine the young Haydn, heartbroken, watching the love of his life taking the veil''. Be that as it may, what seeps out of every pore is a warmth and sincerity, something akin to profound inner happiness, which makes one wonder just how deep Haydn's love was for the devout Therese Keller. Marie-Claude Vallin's captivating performance perfectly captures the essential innocence of the Ave regina. Her voice has a naive, almost childlike quality, although in her ethereally soaring high notes and fluent trills there is no doubting her technical command.

Ann Monoyios has an altogether fuller, more mature quality as befits the more intense Salve regina although, again, if this is Haydn heart-broken, he must have had superhuman powers of recuperation. Bruno Weil's support for these two delightful singers is as unobtrusive as it is sympathetic. His excellent team of musicians (not forgetting the splendid work from the Vivarte recording team) are allowed to relax in performances which seem almost to float on air, so graceful and effortless does it all sound. Add to this a performance of the Little Organ Mass (No. 7) of rare poise and elegance and you have a disc of real beauty.

-- Marc Rochester, Gramophone [9/1994]
Works on This Recording
1. Mass in D minor, H 22 no 2 "Sunt bona mixta malis" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Anner Bylsma (Cello), Ann Monoyios (Soprano), Anthony Woodrow (Double Bass), Bob van Asperen (Organ)
Conductor: Bruno Weil
Period: Classical
Written: ?1767-69 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
2. Non nobis, Domine, H 23a no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Anner Bylsma (Cello), Ann Monoyios (Soprano), Anthony Woodrow (Double Bass), Bob van Asperen (Organ)
Conductor: Bruno Weil
Period: Classical
3. Salve Regina in E major, H 23b no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Ann Monoyios (Soprano)
Conductor: Bruno Weil
Period: Classical
Written: ?1756 ; Austria
4. Ave regina coelorum in A major, H 23b no 3 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Marie-Claude Vallin (Soprano), Bob van Asperen (Organ)
Conductor: Bruno Weil
Period: Classical
Written: by 1763 ; Austria
5. Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, H 22 no 7 "Kleine Orgelmesse" by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Ann Monoyios (Soprano), Marie-Claude Vallin (Soprano)
Conductor: Bruno Weil
Period: Classical
Written: by 1778 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
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