[ Hyperion Helios / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 10 October 2011
"Quite magnificent … hoping for a better all-round performance than this is probably an impossible dream!" (Gramophone)
Brucker's Mass in F minor is his largest and greatest Mass, classical in form but injected with a new vitality. Inspired by the composer's recent studies of Mozart and Haydn, the Mass is symphonically conceived and the orchestra is allotted a prominent role.
His musical treatment of the familiar text illuminates Bruckner's devout spirituality and exemplifies the profound religious mysticism that characterizes his music in general.
The Corydon Singers and Matthew Best are superb, with a sense of ensemble that is second to none.
Mass No. 3 in F minor
Psalm 150, for Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra