According to Emanuel Scobel of Carus, the Bernius version of Missa Votiva (ZWV 18) will now be released in May 2010. CD number: 83.223/00.
The disc is now listed as a new release on the ww.jpc.de web site, due for release on 23 April 2010.
I have heard the CD a couple of times now and I like the performance very much. The Kyrie at the start is taken quite quickly, but by the end of the piece I was quite convinced that Bernius knew what he was doing.
The tempos of the other numbers are not very different from on the Wennert recording on Thorofon. So Lucs is the odd man out in that respect.
I suspect that (yet again) Bernius' reading will shine through as the definitive recording of a late Zelenka mass. The actual quality of the recording is very good too.
See this extremely positive review of this recording by David Vernier of classics today:
I am especially pleased with his glowing assessment of Zelenka.
Does anyone know of an North American online retailer that is currently selling this recording?