Gounod

COMPOSERS: Gounod
LABELS: DG
ALBUM TITLE: Messe Solennelle de Sainte C├ęcile
PERFORMER: Czech PO & Chorus/Markevitch
CATALOGUE NO: 477 7114
Drilled and stately it may be, but Gounod would have been surprised by such a poker-faced rendition. Gerhard Stolze, despite success in Wagnerian roles, makes possibly the most ill-suited Sanctus soloist ever heard.

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William Whitehead