Thank you Jean-Luc for this gem
The “Missa in Angustiis” (Mass for troubled times) or Nelson Mass (Hob. XXII/11), is one of fourteen masses written by Joseph Haydn. It is one of the six masses written near the end of his life which are, together, now seen as a culmination of Haydn’s liturgical composition. Haydn’s chief biographer, H. C. Robbins Landon, has written that this mass “is arguably Haydn’s greatest single composition”. Written in 1798, it is one of the six late masses by Haydn for the Esterhazy family composed after taking a short hiatus, during which elaborate church music was inhibited by the Josephinian reforms of the 1780s. The late sacred works of Haydn are masterworks, influenced by the experience of his London symphonies. They highlight the soloists and chorus while allowing the orchestra to play a prominent role.
R.I.P. Maestro Marriner 🙁
Composer: Joseph Haydn
Performer: Carolyn Watkinson, Robert Holl, Margaret Marshall, Keith Lewis
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Neville Marriner
Number of Discs: 1
Size: 843 MB
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