Schubert: Mass in A Flat Major

Franz Schubert

Mass in A flat major

D 678

Description

Between 1814 and 1828 Franz Schubert composed six Latin masses. Whereas the early masses were conceived more for practical performance in Schu­bert’s home town of Lichtenthal, because of their length, their level of technical difficulty, as well as the almost symphonic design, the later settings present a greater challenge. Actually, Schubert’s A flat Mass was composed in light of his ambitions to obtain the post of Assistant Music Director in Vienna. But Emperor Franz I preferred masses which were short and easy to perform – something which cannot be claimed for the A flat Mass.

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Conductor

Kay Johannsen Personal details

Ensemble

Stiftsphilharmonie Stuttgart Personal details
Stuttgarter Kantorei Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Andrea Lauren Brown Personal details

Soloist - alto

Ruth Sandhoff Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Andreas Karasiak Personal details

Soloist - bass

Tobias Berndt Personal details

Composer

Franz Schubert Personal details

Reviews

[...]As we would expect from Schubert, there is an enjoyable inventiveness and musical sympathy in the response to the text, and the soloists, chorus and orchestra rise well to the variety of textures and moods in this persuasive and well-engineered disc.
(Alan Bullard, Chor & Organ, Januar/Februar 2011)