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Zelenka Goodness From Stuttgart

Review by: Jens F. Laurson

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Jan Dismas Zelenka is one of the most consistent sources of delight: A major late-baroque composer known well enough to be performed but still so unexploited as to bear constant surprises and discoveries. Case in point, this Missa Sancti Josephi, a Mass, like the Missa Divi Xaverii (Accent), that skips the Credo. Two Psalms–De profundis ZWV50 and In exitu Israel ZWV84–round out the disc. Frieder Bernius and his Stuttgart forces deliver the goods, aided by a vocal cast led by the superb (except for one dodgy exposed top note in the Sanctus) Julia Lezhneva. Daniel Taylor, vocally on the way out, does well on this occasion... continue reading [Insider content; your support is immensely, keenly appreciated.]

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