Something special from the Frauenkirche Dresden: Today Ferdinando Paër (1771–1839) is known, at best, by opera connoisseurs. At the same time, during his lifetime he was among the most celebrated composers and influential musical personalities of Europe. During his tenure at the Court of Dresden he composed the extensive Missa piena in D minor, a year before he was summoned to Paris by Napoleon, part of the “spoils of war.” This composition, recorded here for the first time, is impressive due to the combination of operatic melodic passages and passages of innate calmness, in which the unexpected turns also has its special charm. In addition to the outstanding ensemble of soloists, the Dresden Kreuzchor and the Staatskapelle Dresden, the two oldest musical institutions of the Elbe metropolis, came together under the direction of Kreuzkantor Roderich Kreile.
- Roderich Kreile Personal details
Soloist - soprano
- Sibylla Rubens Personal details
Soloist - mezzo-soprano
- Anke Vondung Personal details
- Ferdinando Paër Personal details