[ Warner Apex / 2 CD ]
Release Date: Monday 6 June 2011
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"The trump card in Harnoncourt's recording is soprano Luba Orgonasova: a thrilling voice with a dark Slavonic glint, comfortably able to ride the ensemble at key moments, yet capable of real delicacy and tenderness." Gramophone Magazine
"Harnoncourt describes these works as the "greatest, most important and artistically significant attempts to come to terms with the Christian liturgy"… Artistic significance oozes out of every pore in performances which have a depth of beauty, a range of expression and sense of awe… The mixed choir and soloists sing with a polish and blend which makes the choral parts immensely rewarding and the full, rich-toned soloists balance to perfection… Harnoncourt's devotional approach pays handsome dividends. This is a performance that finds drama, passion and beauty in full measure and is captured in a most atmospheric and attractive recording." Gramophone Magazine
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