JÓZEF ZEIDLER (1744-1806): Missa Pastorytia in G, ANTONI HABEL (1760-1831): Symphony in F.
Catalogue Number: 02R018
Description: No dates are available for either of these works but both are in Classical style, Zeidler’s presumably being somewhat earlier. It’s a Christmas Pastoral Mass like those also popular in the Bohemian lands in the same period and uses folklike melodic and rhythmic material, only Polish, in the same way. Habel’s four-movement symphony of 18 minutes’ length is Haydnesque and valuable addition to the not extensive Classical Polish symphony lists. Iwona Socha (soprano), Agnieszka Rehlis (mezzo), Tomasz Krzysica (tenor), Wojciech Gierlach (baritone), Schola Cantorum Gedanensis Chamber Choir, Sinfonia Iuventus; Pawel Przytocki.