Mozart Missa Solemnis "Weisenhausmesse" and Schubert Mass No. 6


Mozart Missa Solemnis in C minor (K139) "Weisenhausmessa" and Schubert Mass No. 6 in E flat major (D 950) concert performed at the 2012 Salzburg Festival. Claudio Abbado conducts the Orchestra Mozart Bologna and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir (Chorus Master Erwin Ortner). Soloists are Rachel Harnisch (soprano), Roberta Invernizzi (soprano), Sara Mingardo (alto), Javier Camarena (tenor), Paolo Fanale (tenor), and Alex Esposito (bass). Directed for TV by Michael Beyer; produced by Paul Smaczny at Accentus Music. Released 2013, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: NA

Here we have Mozart's first mass, written when he was 12, coupled with Schubert's last mass, written just months before his death. David Threasher, writing in the April 2014 Gramophone at page 101, approves of both selections as conducted by Abbado.