on 2 August 2014
A fabulous disc containing the wonderfully dramatic and beautifully lyricial concert aria Ah! Perfido, the brief cantata Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt (a setting of Goethe's poems that also inspired Mendelssohn's overture) and the wonderful but surprisingly neglected Mass in C - on first play I was utterly taken aback by the splendid Benedictus - surely some of Beethoven's most inspired music.
John Eliot Gardiner and his forces play all the works with utter conviction. Wholeheartedly recommended.