Rossini: Petite Messe solennelle

Gioachino Rossini

Petite Messe solennelle



Next to the "Stabat Mater," the "Petite Messe solennelle" of 1863 is Rossini’s second extensive sacred composition and without a doubt a highlight of his late works. On this recording with Tonu Kaljuste and the Kirchheimer Vokal-Consort, one can hear the original version of the mass, in which the "orchestra" comprises a piano and a harmonium. This instrumental garb, reminiscent of salon music, produces an unmistakable timbre which through its typical Rossini rhythm obtains an additional flair.


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12,5 x 14 cm, CD in jewel case
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Tonu Kaljuste Personal details


Kirchheimer Vokal-Consort Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Andrea Lauren Brown Personal details
Sarah Wegener Personal details

Soloist - alto

Ulrike Bartsch Personal details
Ulrike Andersen Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Michael Feyfar Personal details
Georg Poplutz Personal details

Soloist - bass

Jonathan de la Paz Zaens Personal details
Dominik Wörner Personal details

Soloist - piano

Simon Bucher Personal details

Soloist - organ

Andreas Gräsle Personal details


Gioachino Rossini Personal details


Neither little nor solemn, the Mass's lack of solemnity is one its chief pleasures, and Tõnu Kaljuste and the eight voices of the Kirchheimer Consort find a happy balance between the serious text and the openly operatic nature of the music.
Philip Reed, Choir & Organ, November/Dezember 2013

Das mit lauter Topsolisten besetzte Kirchheimer Vokal-Consort beschwört mit perfekter Intonation und kontrollierter, historisierender Intensität die schlichte Frömmigkeit, die zärtliche Intimität und die feine Ironie dieses eigenwilligen Meisterwerks […].
crescendo 5/2013, September-Oktober 2013