Bruckner: Mass in E minor & Motets (CD Review - The Observer, 2007)

Bruckner lovers will be familiar with his motets, but may not know his glorious Mass No 2, which shares their daring modulations and sensual chromatic harmonies.  Stephen Layton and Polyphony really understand this music and perform here with a calm confidence that can be lacking in others recordings of Bruckner's often-perilous choral writing.  As a bonus, the spacious acoustic of Ely Cathedral adds an authentic lustre to their wonderfully rich and rewarding sound.


Stephen Pritchard

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