SIMON MAYR (1763-1845): Mass in C Minor “Einseideln-Messe”, Stabat Mater.
Catalogue Number: 05S024
Description: The big 50-minute mass, large in scale and overtaxing the resources of the chapel for which it was commisssioned, dates from 1826. Its Kyrie is an expanded version of a work from 1812 and large parts of the Credo are from a work of 1824 by Mayr’s student Donizetti; operatic style coexists with polyphony and wind and violin concertante-style accompaniments are almost ubiquitous. The same goes for the smaller-scale (just pairs of oboes and horns here) Stabat Mater of c. 1803. Katja Stuber (soprano), Marion Eckstein (alto), Fernando Guimaraes (tenor), Tareq Nazmi (bass), Orpheus Vokalensmeble, Concerto Köln; Florian Helgath.