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Osbert Parsley
03-03-2011, 10:45 AM
Has anyone heard the concert recording of the Missa Votiva by the Crescendo Chorus and Crescendo Period Instrument Orchestra directed by Christine Gevert?

http://worldclassmusic.org/crescendo/Participate/Purchase_CDs.htm

That makes 3 recordings of this one Zelenka Mass in the one year!

Alistair
04-03-2011, 10:02 AM
You can hear a sample here:

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1610554858578

Best wishes

Alistair

paperMoon
09-03-2011, 11:25 AM
Sounds like a very reasonable performance! :o

Alistair
09-03-2011, 05:14 PM
I received the CD a couple of days ago. It is a live recording, and the absence of a proper booklet or "sleeve note" made me suspect that the actual performance might not be too good.

To my great surprise, this turns out to be a very respectable reading and a very nice recording. (I haven't heard it through loudspeakers yet, only through open headphones - which was a holographic experience). The "Christe eleison" gave me tingles down my spine. The "Quoniam tu solus sanctus" is taken at speed. This is a very rewarding double CD issue, and it even has a surprise at the start. If you are a collector, consider it seriously!