M Haydn - Missa Sancti Nicolai Tolentini, Vesperae pro festo Sancti Innocentium
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Cat No: 8574163
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 4th December 2020
WorksAnima nostra, MH452
Missa Sancti Nicolai Tolentini, MH109
Vesperae pro festo Sancti Innocentium
ArtistsJenni Harper (soprano)
Emily Owen (sopranos)
Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano)
Marko Sever (organ)
St Albans Cathedral Girls Choir
Lawes Baroque Players
Michael Haydn’s music has long existed in the shadow of his brother Joseph, and recordings of his luminously joyful sacred music are in short supply. This release therefore enters the market virtually unchallenged by alternative recordings, and will be highly attractive to collectors looking to explore beyond familiar works by Joseph Haydn and Mozart.
The St Albans Cathedral Girls Choir directed by Tom Winpenny has recorded choral music by Mendelssohn for Naxos (8572836) summed up in MusicWeb International as ‘a refreshing, enjoyable and well filled disc which can be commended to anyone’. They can also be heard ‘on sparkling form’ (Gramophone) in John Rutter’s Gloria (8572653).
Soloists include mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston, a former St Albans chorister whose distinguished career has seen her increasingly in demand in the UK and abroad, her voice described as ‘mesmerising’ in Gramophone. She is joined by soprano Jenni Harper, whose performances in productions of Monteverdi’s Orfeo were much admired: ‘Euridice’s simplicity and beauty came across with the tone perfect diction and polished singing of Jenni Harper’ (gscene.com).
Naxos’s two volumes of Michael Haydn’s symphonies (8573497 and 8573498) were considered by Gramophone to be ‘every bit the equal of many of Mozart’s youthful works and allowing a greater degree of lyricism than brother Joseph would admit in his symphonies.’
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