GALUPPI, B.: Mass for the Delivery of Slaves / MOZART, W.A.: Mass No. 16, "Coronation Mass" (Scimone)

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Mass for the Delivery of Slaves
Mass No. 16 in C major, K. 317, "Kronungsmesse" ("Coronation Mass")

Venue: Chiesa degli Eremitani, Padua
Playing Time: 01:08:53
Television Director: Mancini, Tiziano
Catalogue Number: 37740
UPC: 8007144377403

Baldassarre Galuppi's Mass for the Delivery of Slaves was written in 1765 for the choir of St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, where the composer had recently been appointed music director. Written for soprano and alto solos, choir and orchestra, the Mass displays Galuppi's extraordinary (and previously largely unrecognized) contrapuntal mastery. Arguably, Galuppi's full talent as a composer is revealed more in his sacred works than those for the theatre. This is the world premiere recording of the work.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Mass in C Major KV317, composed in 1779, needs little by way of introduction. The masterpiece here receives a fine interpretation by the Solisti Veneti conducted by Claudio Scimone.

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