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Fanfare
'From the very first timpani stroke on the downbeat of bar one, I sensed this was going to be a really outstanding performance. But "outstanding" doesn't begin to capture how different and special it is.'
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Fanfare
'This "Nelson" Mass is another superb achievement...Most importantly, Pearlman breathes life into every phrase througout the Symphony and the Mass.'
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Fanfare
'WOWZA! This performance is so good that it instantly peels back the dust and crud that may have surrounded this work and immediately places it on the high end of Haydn's output...This one is clearly a winner.'
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Klassik
4 Stars
,,Klangwuchtig und mit einer beachtenswerten Fülle musikalischer Kontraste präsentiert sich die neue Veröffentlichung des renommierten...das stimmige, transparente Gesamtbild sind bei der sehr lobenswert. Mit opulenten Stimmen fügen sich die Solisten gut in das vorwärtsstrebende Gesamtgefüge aus Chor und Orchester ein.''
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Boston Globe
'Pearlman’s soloists — soprano Mary Wilson, mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer, tenor Keith Jameson, and bass-baritone Kevin Deas — are an appropriately anguished quartet, and the performance as a whole is a fervent one…'
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The Arts Desk
‘Two masterpieces on a well-produced disc - brilliant music, performed with style.’
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Choir & Organ
4 Stars
‘…a vigorously lively performance…under the exacting leadership of Martin Pearlman.’
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Audiophilia
Recommended New Release: 'The performance of both works has the sprightliness, transparency and precision of line that typically result when baroque specialists play classical-era repertoire; I also love the recording, which adds a touch of warmth…’
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Chorzeit
4 Stars
‘…präsentieren nun Chor und Orchester von Boston Baroque das eigenwillige Werk und machen erneut unmissverständlich klar, dass es für diese Literatur keine Alternative zu alten Instrumenten gibt…’
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The Whole Note
‘Boston Baroque certainly captures the character of those times, deftly alternating huge dynamic ranges that switch from jubilant and boisterous celebration to reflective and prayerful gratitude.’
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International Record Review
'...superbly rendered...vibrant, idiomatic and fluent...'
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
'...a wonderful release...can't be recommended highly enough.'
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New York Times
'...rhythmic verve and intensity. A fine quartet of soloists...'
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BBC Music Magazine
'...a vigorous, well paced reading of Haydn's fieriest Mass...'
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Infodad.com
'...how lively and alive that rediscovery has been - and with how much power and wonder...'
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AllMusic.com
‘...precise work on historical instruments, and for clean, bright approach free from mannerism.’
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News Observer
'An engaging Haydn... a vivid, incisive account of this uplifting music.'
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The Obersver
'a unique setting, freshly captured...'
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The Sunday Times
'The orchestra, in both the Mass and the symphony, play with a justified delight in this life-affirming music.'
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Words and Music
Disc of the Day: ‘The disc makes an impact, with its comforting mass and cheerful symphony.’
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Musical Toronto
'A boisterous Haydn Lord Nelson Mass from Boston Baroque...a sparkling performance.'
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Classics Today
'...the big moments in the Gloria and Credo come off so effectively.'
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Boston Baroque - Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass - Crescendo


11 January 2014
Crescendo
Marie-Sophie Mosnier

‘…ce disque est principalement dominé par une bonne humeur indétrônable. En effet, la jovialité sonore s’entend très distinctement comme elle se devine chez les musiciens heureux à leur instrument.’
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