Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F minor

This page lists all recordings of Mass No. 3 in F minor, by Anton Bruckner (1824-96) on CD, SACD, DVD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F minor

Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F minor


Hanna-Elisabeth Muller (soprano), Anke Vondung (alto), Dominik Wortig (tenor), Franz-Josef Selig (bass)

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bamberger Symphoniker, Robin Ticciati

Bruckner’s last mass is a masterpiece. While rooted in the traditional Austrian mass, a descendant of Haydn, Mozart and Schubert, it also contains symphonic elements otherwise found only in Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, although Mahler can already be seen on the horizon.

Premiered in 1872 in Vienna’s Augustinerkirche to immense acclaim, the work is now performed both in the liturgy and in concert, having become a permanent part of the repertoire.

In contrast to the monumental symphonies, here we encounter a very special soundscape, reaching from soft ethereal sounds to jubilant surges.

“Ticciati's feel for Bruckner intricate structure...runneth over with instinctive wisdom, and he marshals a top-notch team of vocal soloists. Every time I hear the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra I'm reminded that they're real contenders; but what a pity this careful attention to detail has been torpedoed by sound balance problems.” Gramophone Magazine, July 2014

“I don’t know how experienced Robin Ticciati is at conducting Bruckner symphonies but he certainly seems at home here in the Bruckner idiom... in this score it’s the choir that takes centre stage for most of the proceedings and the Bavarian Radio Choir excel in every way...The success of the enterprise is helped in no small measure by the splendid sound.” MusicWeb International, 1st July 2014

Released or re-released in last 6 months

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Tudor - TUDOR7193

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Celibidache in St. Florian

Celibidache in St. Florian

A Film by Jan Schmidt-Garre


Bruckner:

Mass No. 3 in F minor


Sergiu Celibidache conducts Anton Bruckner’s Mass in F minor, which Bruckner called “the most difficult of all masses”. The film documents the work process from the first rehearsals with piano and choir to the eventual integration of choir, orchestra and soloists. The musical structure, initially created in Munich, is adapted to the acoustic requirements of St. Florian, and then performed in concert. Anton Bruckner was the organist at St. Florian as a young man and wrote many of his masterpieces here – he is buried underneath the organ.

“Sergiu Celibidache’s work on Bruckner’s Mass in F minor can indeed be regarded as a testament. However, it needed a highly sensible and musical video director like Jan Schmidt-Garre to capture this testament in an adequate fashion. Technical advances brought with them greater challenges for fi;ming teams, and an accomplishment like that of Schmidt-Garre stands quite alone, unfortunately.” Opernwelt

Bonus: Guest appearance of Sergiu Celibidache and the Munich Philharmonic in Moscow during a state visit, 1989

Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Picture Format: 4:3

DVD Format: DVD 5 / NTSC

Audio Language: DE

Subtitle Languages: GB, FR, ES, JP

Running Time: 60 mins & 5 mins (bonus)

FSK: 0

“this is a conducting masterclass at a level of detail and insight that is rarely permitted today.” BBC Music Magazine, February 2014 ****

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Arthaus Musik - 101678

(DVD Video)

$28.50

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Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F minor

Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F minor


Lenneke Ruiten (soprano), Iris Vermillion (mezzo), Shawn Mathey (tenor), Franz Josef Selig (bass-baritone)

Swiss Romande Orchestra, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Marek Janowski

In 2008 PentaTone started the recording of a complete Bruckner Symphonies cycle with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Marek Janowski. All of them have now been recorded and most of them have been releases (with the exception of Symphonies Nrs. 2 and 4 which will be released later this year).

The cycle received a lot of critical acclaim. Gramophone reviewer Edward Seckerson mentioned “There’s more than a touch of the great Euchen Jochum in Janowski’s approach”. The current release is complementary to the Symphonies cycle and features the renowned Rundfunkchor Berlin and an excellent cast of soloists. Recorded in superior surround sound in the fine acoustics of Victoria Hall Geneva, makes this recording a must buy for Bruckner aficionados. There is currently no version on SA-CD available in the market.

“In a judicious paced account Janowski confidently obtains both dramatic and deeply felt playing yet achieves a fresh and strong sense of spontaneity. The admirable team of soloists is well chosen...With a performance high on vitality and reverence Bruckner is well served by this impressive recording.” MusicWeb International, July 2013

“The choir does all he asks of it and is sufficiently strong in numbers to supply great strength in the louder passages...With Janowski demanding nothing excessive of the singers, the result is a suitable blend of the vigorous and the reverential.” International Record Review, September 2013

“despite the heaviness of the scoring and big block textures of much of the choral writing, Janowski achieves a lightness and transparency throughout...The greatest plaudit here goes to the bass, Franz Josef Selig, who is warmly resonant. This flawless performance is of the highest quality.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2013

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Pentatone - PTC5186501

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Bruckner: Mass in F minor & Psalm 150

Bruckner: Mass in F minor & Psalm 150


Bruckner:

Mass No. 3 in F minor

Psalm 150, for Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra


Judith Booth (soprano), Jean Rigby (mezzo soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor) & Gwynne Howell (bass)

Corydon Singers & Corydon Orchestra, Matthew Best

Brucker’s Mass in F minor is his largest and greatest Mass, classical in form but injected with a new vitality. Inspired by the composer’s recent studies of Mozart and Haydn, the Mass is symphonically conceived and the orchestra is allotted a prominent role.

His musical treatment of the familiar text illuminates Bruckner’s devout spirituality and exemplifies the profound religious mysticism that characterizes his music in general.

The Corydon Singers and Matthew Best are superb, with a sense of ensemble that is second to none.

“Hyperion clearly have another hit on their hands with this splendid release” CD Review

“An impeccable performance … a CD of rare depth and conviction” Good CD Guide

“Quite magnificent … hoping for a better all-round performance than this is probably an impossible dream!” Gramophone Magazine

Helios - CDH55332

(CD)

$9.25

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Bruckner: Mass No. 2 in E minor, etc.

Bruckner:

Mass No. 2 in E minor

Mass No. 3 in F minor

Te Deum in C major, WAB 45

Ave Maria (1861), WAB 6

Christus factus est, WAB 11

Locus iste, WAB 23

Os justi meditabitur sapientiam

Virga Jesse floruit


Heather Harper, Anna Reynolds, Robert Tear, Marius Rintzler, Anna Pashley, Birgit Finillä & Don Garrard

John Alldis Choir, English Chamber Orchestra & New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

EMI Gemini - 5855082

(CD - 2 discs)

$12.00

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Bruckner - Masses 1-3

Bruckner - Masses 1-3


Bruckner:

Mass No. 1 in D Minor

Mass No. 2 in E minor

Mass No. 3 in F minor


Edith Mathis, Marga Schiml, Wieslaw Ochman, Karl Ridderbusch, Maria Stader, Claudia Hellman, Ernst Haefliger, Kim Borg

Bavarian Radio Chorus & Symphony Orchestra, Eugen Jochum

Judged to perfection, Jochum's mass series holds in exquisite balance the choral line, the perfect tempo and a keen feeling for the works' spiritual dimension - James Jolly, Gramophone 1000th issue

“Like Bruckner, Eugen Jochum came from a devout Catholic family and began his musical life as a church organist. He would have known the Mass texts more or less inside out, which explains why his readings focus not on the sung parts – which, for the most part, present the text in a relatively four-square fashion – but on the orchestral writing which, given the gloriously full-bodied playing of the Bavarian orchestra, so lusciously illuminates familiar words. He approaches the Masses with many of the same ideas he so eloquently propounds in his recordings of the symphonies and the music unfolds with a measured, almost relaxed pace which creates a sense of vast spaciousness. This can have its drawbacks: you can be so entranced by the beautifully moulded orchestral introduction to the Benedictus from the D minor Mass that the entry of a rather full-throated Marga Schiml comes as a rude interruption. DG's transfers are extraordinarily good – they really seem to have produced a sound which combines the warmth of the original LP with the clarity of detail we expect from CD.” Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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DG Originals - 4474092

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Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F minor

Bruckner: Mass No. 3 in F minor


Bruckner:

Mass No. 3 in F minor

Puccini:

Mottetto per San Paolino for baritone solo, chorus and orchestra


Verena Schweizer, Elisabeth Glauser, Uwe Heilmann

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart, Helmuth Rilling

Hänssler - HAEN98983

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$16.75

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Bruckner: Complete Masses & Te Deum

Bruckner: Complete Masses & Te Deum


Bruckner:

Mass No. 1 in D Minor

Mass No. 2 in E minor

1882 version

Mass No. 3 in F minor

Te Deum in C major, WAB 45

1884 version


Isabelle Müller‐Kant (soprano), Daniel Sans (tenor), Eibe Möhlmann (mezzo‐soprano), Christof Fischesser (bass), Magdaléna Hajóssyová (soprano), Peter‐Jürgen Schmidt (tenor), Rosemarie Lang (alto), Hermann Christian Polster (bass)

Chamber Choir of Europe, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen, Rundfunkchor Berlin & Rundfunk‐Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Heinz Rögner & Nicol Matt

Described and caricatured as an eccentric and even as a late developer, Anton Bruckner, born in Linz, Austria, in 1824, is today considered one of the greatest late‐ Romantic composers. Famed for his symphonies – grand, epic creations that are individually linked responses to the notion of absolute music – Bruckner was also a fine choral composer. This release is dedicated to his three Masses and Te Deum of 1884.

Indeed, Bruckner was not quite forty by the time he came to write his Mass No.1 in D Minor. An extraordinary modern work, it was universally acclaimed upon receipt of its first performance, and was essentially responsible for Bruckner finally leaving the excessively long years of study behind him. Its success also spawned the Mass in F Minor, a work that coincided with important biographical events in the composer’s life – including the death of his venerated teacher, Simon Sechter. While the Third and final Mass was written for choir and 15‐ strong wind orchestra, a combination suited to the work’s open‐air premiere on the Linz Cathedral Square, the Te Deum – perhaps the composer’s finest piece of choral writing and one which is musically related to the Seventh and Ninth Symphonies – was composed between 1881 and 84. When Bruckner realised that he would not be able to complete his Ninth Symphony, he is said to have considered using the Te Deum as its final movement. The Chamber Choir of Europe and the Rundfunkchor Berlin are the two eminent choral bodies featured on this release, expertly directed by Nicol Matt and Heinz Rögner respectively and accompanied by a host of acclaimed soloists. All in all, this is an engaging release that represents a worthwhile addition to Brilliant Classics’ ever‐expanding vocal catalogue.

Brilliant Classics - 94669BR

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Bruckner - The Three Masses

Bruckner - The Three Masses


Bruckner:

Te Deum in C major, WAB 45

Mass No. 1 in D minor

Aequalis No. 1 for three trombones

Libera me, for choir, three trombones & organ, WAB 22

Aequalis No. 2 for three trombones

Mass No. 2 in E minor

for choir and wind instruments

Mass No. 3 in F minor

Psalm 150, for Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra


Joan Rodgers (soprano), Catherine Wyn-Rogers (contralto), Keith Lewis (tenor), Alastair Miles (bass), James O'Donnell (organ), Colin Sheen, Roger Brenner, Phillip Brown (trombones), Olga Hegedus (cello), Thomas Martin (double bass), Juliet Booth (soprano), Jean Rigby (mezzo soprano), John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Gwynne Howell (bass)

Corydon Orchestra, Corydon Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Matthew Best

“The F minor Mass can certainly be regarded as being among the finest music Bruckner ever created.
The intensity of religious feeling is heightened rather than diminished by the sumptuous orchestral support, and the soaring melodies and opulent harmonies are somehow purified and enriched by the devotional character of these familiar texts. Matthew Best's performance, by understating the music's abundant richness, gives tremendous point to the inner conviction of Bruckner's faith. His orchestra, sounding as if it has been playing this music all its days, plays with commendable discretion, balancing admirably with a relatively small choral body. As with everything the Corydon Singers and Best turn their hands to, it's an impeccable performance, infused with real artistry and sensitive musicianship. Enhanced by the glorious solo voices from a high-powered team this is a CD of rare depth and conviction.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Hyperion - CDS44071/3

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Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 3-9, Te Deum & Mass in F Minor

Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 3-9, Te Deum & Mass in F Minor


Bruckner:

Symphony No. 3 in D minor ‘Wagner Symphony'

Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic'

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Symphony No. 6 in A major

Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Mass No. 3 in F minor

Te Deum in C major, WAB 45


EMI Sergiu Celibidache Edition - 0855782

(CD - 12 discs)

$47.00

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