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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This disc is a sonic stunner, 23 Aug 2004
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This review is from: Biber: Missa Salisburgensis /Musica Antiqua Köln ˇ Gabrieli Consort & Players ˇ McCreesh (Audio CD)
If you like your Baroque music loud and luscious, then this is the disc for you. When you play it first, be aware that the two introductory pieces are not as loud as the later ones, so set your volume low to start off with!
McCreesh, Goebel and their crew have recreated the full pomp and atmosphere of the time (as far as we can tell). The recording is well-defined and, perhaps surprisingly, for a work of this scale, it does not deteriorate into a miasmic wash of sound. The directionality is very good, even on "ordinary" two-channel stereo.
Thoroughly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another great biber find., 13 May 2012
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This review is from: Biber: Missa Salisburgensis /Musica Antiqua Köln ˇ Gabrieli Consort & Players ˇ McCreesh (Audio CD)
in a review of 11 dec 2011 i recounted my thrill at "discovering" biber. i finished it by saying i was afraid to order another of his works for fear of disappointment. fear no more. although it is not completely established that this is the work of biber it is brilliant with everything i enjoy about renaissance/baroque music; great choral singing, bags of brass, violin solos everything. i just wish i could have heard it in salzburg cathedral during one of my many visits there. this recording is the recommended cd in my "rough guide to classical music" (also from amazon and reviewed) and in fact their comments were what persuaded me to buy. great recommendation, wonderful music, marvellous value for money and arrived two days ahead of estimated delivery date. beat that !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything Bar the Kitchen Sink, 8 Sep 2013
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This review is from: Biber: Missa Salisburgensis /Musica Antiqua Köln ˇ Gabrieli Consort & Players ˇ McCreesh (Audio CD)
Trumpets, drums and a great choir on full throttle! I agree with A Customer about the quiet introduction so do not be tempted to turn up the volume or put it on when driving in a built up area - you will get at least 6 points. A brilliant buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent, 10 Mar 2013
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This review is from: Biber: Missa Salisburgensis /Musica Antiqua Köln ˇ Gabrieli Consort & Players ˇ McCreesh (Audio CD)
Experts say that this work might not have been composed by H Biber. All I can say is that the music is awe inspiring and like something I have never heard before.
I recommend this to everyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Hidden Gem, 14 May 2009
This review is from: Biber: Missa Salisburgensis /Musica Antiqua Köln ˇ Gabrieli Consort & Players ˇ McCreesh (Audio CD)
If you have never heard of Ignaz von Biber now is your chance. A brilliant example of religious music of the time. In fact it is timeless. Paul McCreesh has once again worked an amazing opus for us to relish.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Baroque Monster, 31 Mar 2008
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This review is from: Biber: Missa Salisburgensis /Musica Antiqua Köln ˇ Gabrieli Consort & Players ˇ McCreesh (Audio CD)
I have just recently come to know some of Biber's work, and it seems amazing that 60 years of my music interest has not included this composer until now.
There appears to be some question as to the actual composer of this Mass, well, it doesn't really matter, this is BIG, BOLD, and BRASSY and a great deal at the price.
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