Schubert: Mass in E-Flat

Posted on Nov 3, 2007

Franz Schubert: Mass No. 6 in E-Flat Major, D. 950

Program notes by Jeff Eldridge (Seattle Chamber Singers)

Brief program notes (Answers.com)

CD Recordings

Carlo Maria Giulini, Scottish Festival Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Legends (1968) (2-CD set, with Verdi Requiem)
Recording info. at BBC Legends
Recording info. at ArkivMusic
Recording info. CD Universe (with audio clips)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Warner Classics Elatus (1995) (originally released on Teldec)
Recording info. at Warner Classics

Rafael Kubelik, Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Audite (1968) (hybrid SACD)
Recording info. at Audite (with audio clips)
Recording info. CD Universe

Helmuth Rilling, Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Hänssler Classic (1997)
Recording info. at Amazon.com (with audio clips)
Recording info. CD Universe (with audio clips)
Recording info. at Hänssler Classic
Also included in set of complete Schubert masses, Brilliant Classics, 5-CD set
Recording info. at Brilliant Classics
Recording info. at CD Universe

Wolfgang Sawallisch, Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, EMI (1980)
Note — This recording has been released in several forms:
• 2-CD set (3 masses, Tantum Ergo & Offertorium): Recording info. at Amazon.com (with audio clips); Recording info. at Tower Records
• 7-CD set (“Sacred Works”): Recording info. at CD Universe (with audio clips); Recording info. at allmusic.com (with audio clips)
• Re-released by Musical Heritage Society on 4-CD set, “The Complete Sacred Works, Vol. 1: Recording info. at Classics Today

Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, Telarc (1997)
Recording info. at Amazon.com (with audio clips)
Recording info. at Telarc (with audio clips)

CD Reviews

by Robert Hugill at MusicWeb (complete masses, Rilling)

by David Hurwitz at Classics Today (Giulini)

by Gary Lemco at Audiophile Audition (Kubelik)

by James Leonard at allmusic.com (complete sacred works, Sawallisch)

by Thierry Morice at the Schubert Institute (Harnoncourt; Giulini, Sawallisch)

by John Phillips at MusicWeb (Giulini; Sawallisch)

by John Quinn at MusicWeb (Harnoncourt)

by John Quinn at MusicWeb (Kubelik; Sawallisch)

Composer’s Biography

Grove Concise Dictionary of Music (BBC Web site)

OnlineClassical.org Web site

The Schubert Institute

Wikipedia

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