Messe Solennelle No. 2 in D minor
Robert Buckland (Tenor), Iris-Anna Deckert (Soprano), Christa Mayer (Alto), Thomas Bauer (Baritone), Ruth Ziesak (Soprano), Christoph Genz (Tenor)
Klassische Philharmonie Stuttgart
The Mass solenelle in D minor by Luigi Cherubini is an extraordinary work: after a seemingly familiar beginning, melodic progressions and harmonic developments always take a completely new direction through unforeseen and witty turns. Subtle instrumentation lends many sections an exquisite sonority. Thanks to the wonderful Kammerchor Stuttgart, a select group of soloists (including Ruth Ziesak) and, last but not least, the conducting by Frieder Bernius, the audience of the Schleswig-Holstein-Musik Festival 2001 experienced a great musical moment, which is now finally available on CD.