Wiener Singakademie - Rossini: Petite messe solennelle





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In Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle (1863-1867), sacred tones blend in seamlessly with allusions to his comic operas. "Is this sacred music which I have written or music of the devil?", the composer tellingly asked himself in a personal letter. Rossini's enigmatic but highly enjoyable mass demonstrates his rich musical palette, ranging from "archaic" remnants of Bach, Haydn and Mozart to harmonic audacities that point towards the music of Faure and even Poulenc. Despite this stylistic range, the Petite Messe Solennelle sounds unmistakably Rossinian, and continues to enchant audiences to this day. Initially composed for a small ensemble of singers accompanied by two pianos and a harmonium, the piece is presented here in Rossini's orchestration.

With this Rossini recording, the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and its Music Director Gustavo Gimeno continue their acclaimed PENTATONE series of composer portraits that already featured monographs of Shostakovich, Bruckner, Ravel, Mahler, Stravinsky and Debussy. On this album they work together with organist Tobias Berndt, the Wiener Singakademie and a quartet of outstanding soloists: Eleonora Burrato (soprano), Sara Mingardo (mezzo-soprano), Kenneth Tarver (tenor) and Luca Pisaroni (bass).

Petite messe solennelle: I. Kyrie
Petite messe solennelle: IIa. Gloria in excelsis Deo
Petite messe solennelle: IIb. Gratias agimus tibi
Petite messe solennelle: IIc. Domine Deus
Petite messe solennelle: IId. Qui tollis peccata mundi
Petite messe solennelle: IIe. Quoniam tu solus sanctus
Petite messe solennelle: IIf. Cum Sancto Spiritu
Petite messe solennelle: IIIa. Credo in unum Deum
Petite messe solennelle: IIIb. Crucifixus
Petite messe solennelle: IIIc. Et resurrexit
Petite messe solennelle: IV. Preludio religioso - Ritornello
Petite messe solennelle: V. Sanctus
Petite messe solennelle: VI. O salutaris hostia
Petite messe solennelle: VII. Agnus Dei

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