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Bruckner: The Masses (2 CDs)
 
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Bruckner: The Masses (2 CDs)

4 April 1995 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 1995
  • Release Date: 4 April 1995
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 1995 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
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  • Total Length: 2:27:55
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  • ASIN: B004SKA49A
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,927 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm on 3 Jan. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Eugen Jochum was a particular devotee of Bruckner's mucic: as well as the three works on this 2 CD set, he also made recordings of the Te Deum, 10 motets and Bruckner's setting of Psalm CL and two sets of the symphonies, the first divided between two great orchestras in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the second with Staatskapelle Dresden some two decades later. His passion for Bruckner shines through all of these recordings.

These three works, recorded in 1963 and 1971 were originally released on vinyl, in the form of three separate LPs. By splitting Mass No. 2 in E minor between the two CDs of this set, Deutsche Grammophon have managed to get the three works onto two discs at a very attractive price. As such, this is a particularly welcome addition to the catalogue of Bruckner's works on record.

Jochum's innate musicianship, along with that of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (which he founded in the aftermath of World War II) goes almost without saying, as does the splendid recording by DGG's outstanding engineers. These are remarkable works, showing a side of Bruckner not readily apparent from his symphonies. His choral writing comes out particularly beautifully in Mass No 2 for 8 part chorus and wind band, but I would rate Mass No. 3 in F minor as his great choral masterpiece. Bruckner's symphonic language of great dynamic contrasts is less apparent in these works and he allows the innate beauty of the Catholic Mass to be seen. Like Bruckner, Jochum was a devout Catholic and this seems for him too, to be a work of intense devotion.

I know of no other recordings of the three Masses, but even if there were any, the combination of Jochum, his outstanding soloists and the great Munich orchestra and chorus would guarantee this recording a pre-eminent place in the catalogue.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By David C. Coleman on 1 May 2007
Format: Audio CD
Despite these recordings being around forty years old, they still represent the ultimate in interpretations from one of the twentieth centuries prime Brucknerians - Eugen Jochum.

These choral works represent a very different Bruckner we usually associate with from listening to his symphonies. This is a much more listener-friendly, accsessible side to the composer. Much more akin to Beethoven than to his later, somewhat austere symphonic style. And all beautifully recorded and performed.

Shame that the 2nd Mass is split up onto two discs. But these are worth getting and a great introduction to the composer...
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Philoctetes TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Aug. 2011
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Just bought this back again after stupidly throwing out my old copy a year or two back for some piffling reason. Probably because the Mass No.2 is divided across both discs. Others have come and had a pop but none can stand comparison with these classic DG sessions. I still treasure my hypnotically slow Celibidache recording of Mass No.3 (EMI) but the Jochum approach is more, well, approachable for most people.

Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mike David on 17 Dec. 2013
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What lovely performances. I'm already a committed Brucknerite, but these would convert anyone, I think. A great addition to my Bruckner collection.
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