Monday, November 18, 2013

Bruckner: Mass no. 3 in F minor

"This is quite wonderful. The soloists are all fine, despite the fact they work mostly as a quartet and have relatively little to do! Of more significance is the excellent chorus, large enough to project the power of Bruckner's message and at the same time responsive enough to sing with excellent diction, ensemble, and dynamic control. Intonation can always be a problem in Bruckner's chromatic choral writing, but the Berlin [Radio Choir] handles everything with ease. [Conductor Marek] Janowski is likewise excellent. He paces the work well, using tempos that are standard, and the [Suisse Romande Orchestra] sounds terrific. And indeed it is the fine sound from Pentatone that puts this in the top rank" (Paul L. Althouse, American Record Guide, Sept./Oct. 2013, p. 88).

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