Haydn/Mozart: Nelson Mass; Coronation Mass K317

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COMPOSERS: Haydn/Mozart
LABELS: Decca
WORKS: Nelson Mass; Coronation Mass K317
PERFORMER: Marshall, Murray, Covey-Crump, Wilson-Johnson, Bonney, Howells, Rolfe Johnson, Roberts; London Symphony Chorus, City of London Sinfonia/Richard Hickox
CATALOGUE NO: 436 470-2 DDD
Haydn’s symphonic Nelson Mass is given a magisterial reading by Hickox, who – with an excellent quartet of soloists – manages to accommodate the extremes of joyfulness and menace, with the London Symphony Chorus incisive and dynamically sensitive. Cleobury’s account of Mozart’s Coronation Mass occasionally fails to pack sufficient punch, but Margaret Marshall gives the Agnus Dei an effortless lyricism.William Humphreys-Jones

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