Zelenka’s music is always fresh and creative, often surprising in its sudden harmonic turns and demanding instrumentations. This CD features the hugely admired forces of Kammerchor Stuttgart conducted by Frieder Bernius. The mass is one of the most impressive and intellectually profound of his works. It is subdivided into sections, allowing for a wide variety of scoring.
Awards Issue 2010
“Bernius's direction is eloquent and has sacred sincerity...Lunn sings "Qui tollis" with clear diction, impeccable trills and especially lovely high notes...This is an outstanding performance of an intriguing Mass by an imaginative composer.”