Jan Ladislav Dussek: Messe Solemnelle

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Releasing in autumn 2020 and available now for pre-order, AAM Records’ upcoming release features an exceptional cast of soloists joining forces with the Academy of Ancient Music, the Choir of AAM and music director Richard Egarr for the world-premiere recording of one of JL Dussek’s last works – his recently rediscovered Messe Solemnelle. The product of a lengthly research project pioneered by Egarr (whose rigorous sleuthing uncovered this work some years ago), this groundbreaking recording from a new scholarly edition by Egarr and musicologist Reinhard Seigert stands as a fitting tribute to a composer and works that deserve far greater recognition.

The Academy of Ancient Music is committed to the exploration of “new” works from the 17th and 18th centuries; AAM’s founder, Christopher Hogwood, was himself a keen musical detective, and this spirit of discovery runs throughout AAM’s activity. Our recording of Dussek’s Messe Solemnelle represents another step in this journey, following on from the world premiere performance of the work in modern times on 2 October 2019 at Barbican Hall.

Stefanie True soprano

Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano

Gwilym Bowen tenor

Morgan Pearse bass-baritone

Choir of AAM

Academy of Ancient Music

Richard Egarr director


Release date: October 2020.

Catalogue no: AAM011