An especially festive atmosphere, in which we can participate both acoustically and visually with this DVD, was the dominant mood of this concert in the famous Abbey Basilica of Waldsassen in the Upper Palatinate. Among lovers of baroque church architecture, Waldsassen ranks as one of the most significant sacred buildings in Bavaria. The lush setting also includes the richest treasure-trove of relics north of the Alps. In addition to the Symphony in G major, Hob. I:88 and the Sinfonia D major, Hob. Ia:7, the performance in Waldsassen in October of 2008 also included Franz Joseph Haydn’s Harmony Mass.
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“…filmed in the splendid surround of the ornate Baroque Basilica at Waldsassen, Bavaria… The Mass, with its grand and regularly celebratory liturgical manner, four soloists and chorus, seems particularly well suited to the venue and Brian Large's filming is intelligent in its focus on whatever is happening musically in the score at any given moment. The performance is of a very high standard... Mariss Jansons seeks out the humanity of Haydn's ideas, their wit... and their character...”
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