Haydn, Wanczura

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COMPOSERS: Haydn,Wanczura
LABELS: Metronome
WORKS: Mass in D minor (Nelson),Symphony No. 2 (Russian)
PERFORMER: Patrizia Kwella (soprano), Mark Chambers (countertenor), Nicholas Hurndall Smith (tenor), Simon Birchall (bass), Colin Lawson (basset clarinet); Fiori Musicali Orchestra & Choir/ Penelope Rapson
CATALOGUE NO: MET CD 1024
A spirited version of Haydn’s magnificent Nelson Mass, with crisp, punchy orchestra and chorus and good soloists, though it lacks the compelling power of Trevor Pinnock’s definitive Archiv recording. Ernst von Wanczura’s Russian Symphony, featuring basset clarinet, makes a lightweight yet likeable appendage. Graham Lock

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