Jan Ladislav Dussek: Messe Solemnelle
Released 2 Oct 2020 and available now for sale and on all streaming platforms, AAM Records is delighted to present the world-premiere recording of JL Dussek’s long-neglected Messe Solemnelle, performed by an exceptional cast of young soloists alongside the Academy of Ancient Music, Choir of AAM and music director Richard Egarr. The product of extensive research begun when Egarr happened upon the work languishing in a Florentine library, this recording presents a new scholarly edition prepared by Reinhard Seigert and stands as a fitting tribute to a composer who deserve far greater recognition.
Academy of Ancient Music’s mission is to explore, reveal and preserve great works of the baroque and classical eras, and a spirit of newfound discovery runs through all that we do. This recording of JL Dussek’s Messe Solemnelle represents an important step in this journey.
“AAM’s sumptuous presentation … Egarr’s enthusiasm for Dussek is infectious and justified by this fine performance from a well-balanced quartet of soloists and superb work from the AAM players and choir. A hugely worthwhile discovery of an unknown work…” Album of the Week, The Sunday Times
“[Richard] Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music reveal a wonderfully inventive work that bridges the Classical and Romantic styles … AAM’s engineers have brilliantly captured the beautifully nuanced colours produced by Egarr’s empathetic forces. Top marks to Egarr and the AAM for resurrecting this heavenly music.” Limelight Magazine; Album of the Year nominee
“Richard Egarr’s passion for this underrated composer and sense of excitement at this rediscovery is almost palpable, not just in the quality of the recording but also in the way it’s been presented. A fine sound and a labour of love that repays the effort.” BBC Radio 3 Record Review
Academy of Ancient Music
Choir of the AAM
Stefanie True soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Morgan Pearse bass-baritone
Release date: 2 October 2020.
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