Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

Anton Bruckner: Mass in F minor

c) BR-KLASSIK CD 900017 Bruckner Messe f-Moll BRSO, Mariss Jansons

Anton Bruckner’s monumental Mass No. 3 in F minor in a live recording from January 2019 with the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the baton of the brilliant Bruckner conductor Mariss Jansons.

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At the end of January 2019, for the first time in his Munich era, Mariss Jansons, highly regarded as an expert on Anton Bruckner’s symphonies, conducted one of the composer’s masses: the magnificent Mass No. 3 in F minor (1867/68) for vocal soloists, chorus, organ and orchestra. – Jansons’ interpretation is one of those in which he was able to make full use of his extensive experience and with which he also, in a sense, spoke his final word with regard to the performance tradition of Romantic music – the eminent conductor died only a few months later, in December 2019. Bruckner’s monumental symphonic mass offers the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the young quartet of vocal soloists rewarding tasks, ranging from lyrical cantilena to the most magnificent jubilation. The fact that the music’s spiritual side is reminiscent here of Bruckner’s great model, Beethoven’s “Missa solemnis”, is no coincidence.

This live recording from the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz was made between January 21 and 25, 2019 and has now been released on CD by BR-KLASSIK.

Sally Matthews soprano
Karen Cargill mezzo soprano
Ilker Arcayürek tenor
Stanislav Trofimov bass

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Howard Arman
artistic director

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Mariss Jansons

Live recording: Munich, Herkulessaal der Residenz, 21.–25.01.2019
Total Time: 58’47 minutes