JOHANN ADOLF HASSE (1699-1783): Mass in D Minor, Miserere in C Minor.
Catalogue Number: 04N029
Description: This mass dates from 1751 and is as elegantly melodic as you could want, with a full orchestra (meaning horns, trumpets and timpani in addition to strings and winds) adding to the listening pleasure and making you wonder if the 19-year-old Haydn might have written a mass like this. Maria Zadori (soprano), Lena Susanne Norin (alto), Kai Wessel (soprano), Hans Jörg Mammel, Wilfried Jochens (tenors), Klaus Mertens, Stephan Schreckenberger (basses), Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert; Hermann Max. Original 1998 release.