GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797-1848) & SIMON MAYR (1763-1845): Messa di Gloria and Credo in D, Donizetti: Ave Maria, gratia plena, Mayr: Sanctus, Agnus Dei.

Catalogue Number: 12S031

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.573605

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: Donizetti's church music, consisting of at least a hundred items, has hardly been explored. Individual movements were often later recycled by the composer, in cantata-like fashion to form a complete Mass and it is this ad hoc technique that Franz Hauk has used to create a new work here. This includes an expansive Qui sedes with its violin solo written for the famous violinist-composer Pietro Rovelli, and is completed with movements by Mayr from whom Donizetti learned his compositional craft in settings of sacred texts. Siri Karoline Thornhill, Marie-Sophie Pollak (sopranos), Marie-Sande Papenmeyer (alto), Mark Adler (tenor), Martin Berner (bass), Simon Mayr Choir, members of the Bavarian State Opera Choir, Concerto de Bassus; Franz Hauk.

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