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Schubert: Mass No. 5 in A Flat Major, D 678

Berliner Philharmoniker, Nikolaus Harnoncourt

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Mass No. 5 in A Flat Major, D 678  
1.1
I. Kyrie
Franz Schubert; Berliner Philharmoniker; Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Luba Orgonasova; Birgit Remmert; Kurt Streit; Christian Gerhaher; Rundfunkchor Berlin
7:07
1.2
II. Gloria
Franz Schubert; Berliner Philharmoniker; Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Luba Orgonasova; Birgit Remmert; Kurt Streit; Christian Gerhaher; Rundfunkchor Berlin
16:18
1.3
III. Credo
Franz Schubert; Berliner Philharmoniker; Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Luba Orgonasova; Birgit Remmert; Kurt Streit; Christian Gerhaher; Rundfunkchor Berlin
12:09
1.4
IV. Sanctus
Franz Schubert; Berliner Philharmoniker; Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Rundfunkchor Berlin
3:01
1.5
V. Benedictus
Franz Schubert; Berliner Philharmoniker; Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Luba Orgonasova; Birgit Remmert; Kurt Streit; Rundfunkchor Berlin
4:12
1.6
VI. Agnus Dei
Franz Schubert; Berliner Philharmoniker; Nikolaus Harnoncourt; Luba Orgonasova; Birgit Remmert; Kurt Streit; Christian Gerhaher; Rundfunkchor Berlin
7:26
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    50:13
"Something of a maverick himself, Harnoncourt has the genius to meet the composer on his chosen ground and deliver the work…with the surest of touches…Alfonso und Estrella deserves a separate release and with it the further discussion and comparison that that would bring. Suffice it to say…that Harnoncourt's direction, aided by the Berliners' own peerless playing, is a joy from start to finish"
- Gramophone

"There’s no mistaking the quality of the performances...Whether you agree with them or not, Harnoncourt’s interpretations are never dull...Harnoncourt’s performances of the masses...unfold with perfect naturalness and plenty of choral grandeur when needed."
- The Guardian

Nikolaus Harnoncourt once said, “Schubert is the composer who is closest to my heart” – and in this edition, Harnoncourt and the Berliner Philharmoniker present a brilliant and multifaceted portrait of the composer. It of course includes Schubert’s symphonies – from the too little-known early works to the “Unfinished” and the “Great” C major Symphony. With Schubert’s final two masses, central works of Romantic sacred music are also represented, plus there is a first-class discovery with the opera Alfonso und Estrella.

Harnoncourt’s case for the work is so convincing not least because of the superb cast of singers which includes Kurt Streit, Dorothea Röschmann and Christian Gerhaher. But what lies at the musical centre of this edition is the collaboration of orchestra and conductor. This Schubert is colourful and dramatic – and represents a unique synthesis in which the famous sound of the Berliner Philharmoniker is as evident as Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s familiarity with the transparency and sound speech of historical performance practice.
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