JOHANN BAPTIST VANHAL (1739-1813): Missa Solemnis in E Flat (Marta Filová [soprano], Marta Beňačková [mezzo], Jörg Dürmüller (tenor), Jiří Sulženko (bass), Prague Chamber Choir, Virtuosi di Praga; Václav Neumann), Stabat Mater in F Minor, Symphony in D, Bryan D4 (Natalia Melnik [soprano], Beňačková [mezzo], Prague Chamber Choir, Prague Chamber Orchestra; Neumann]).
Catalogue Number: 05U026
Format: CD reissue
Description: The mass is noteworthy not just for its quality and opulence, but for its three extended solo arias. By comparison, the Stabat Mater seems formally more conservative in its usual alternation between chorus and solo numbers. It is above all the rich melodic imagination that is captivating. 2 CDs. Original 1994 & 1995 releases.