VINCENZO BELLINI (1801-1835): Mass No. 2 in G Minor, GIUSEPPE GEREMIA (1732-1814): Missa pro defunctis, Tantum ergo.
Catalogue Number: 04M040
Label: Scandinavian Classics
Description: Bellini's second mass apparently dates from around 1825 and shows a greater complexity, more refined and less theatrical than his A Minor mass (1821) although his expressive use of the text bespeaks a future master of the stage. Geremia was a fellow Catanian and his mass (1809) blends liturgical and theatrical elements with an expressive lyrical beauty. Katia Ricciarelli (soprano), Francesca Aparo (alto), Salvatore Fisichella (tenor), Furio Zanasi (baritone), Camerata Polifonica Siciliana; Douglas Bostock. Original 1999 Classico release (03A037).