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MP 1806

Johan Baptist Vanhal

Missa solemnis • Stabat Mater

Orfeo • 2 CD • 2h 18min

Order No.: MP 1806


J.B. Vanhal: Missa solemnis E flat major
J.B. Vanhal: Stabat Mater f minor
J.B. Vanhal: Symphony D major Bryan D4


Marta Filová (Sopran)
Natalia Melnik (Sopran)
Marta Benacková (Mezzosopran)
Jörg Dürmüller (Tenor)
Jiří Sulženko (Bass)
Prager Kammerchor (Chor)
Virtuosi di Praga (Orchester)
Prager Kammerorchester (Orchester)
Václav Neumann (Dirigent)

Johan Baptist Vanhal: Missa solemnis, Stabat Mater

Like so many Bohemian composers, MP 1806
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the eastern Bohemian Vanhal had moved to Vienna early in his career and can thus be viewed as a member of the select core of composers consisting of Haydn, Salieri, Mozart and Beethoven, to whom we owe Viennese classicism. The Missa Solemnis is noteworthy not just for its quality and opulence, but surprises the listener above all with three prolonged concert solo arias. By comparison, Vanhal’s Stabat Mater seems formally more conservative in its usual alternation between choir parts and solo numbers. It is above all the rich melodic imagination that is captivating.

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