The Vienna Boys’ Choir, one of the world's oldest boys’ choirs, maintains its status as a living tradition after more than 500 years. Haydn and Schubert both started their musical careers there; Antonio Salieri was a member of the admissions jury. What is captivating about these recordings is both the clarity of textual and musical declamation and a very special, authentic charm deriving from the slight Viennese accent. Performances by the Vienna Boys’ Choir are not only a matter of perfect pronunciation and intonation, but also of a musical sensuality that is vital to interpretations of Haydn and Schubert, yet frequently overlooked.
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George Frideric Handel (1685–1759) Messiah HWV 56 (Complete Recording)
Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) The Creation Hob. XXI:2 (Complete Recording)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 –1791) Mass In C Major, K 317 "Coronation Mass"
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) Cantata BWV 21 “Ich Hatte Viel Bekümmernis”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem KV 626 · Ave Verum Corpus KV 618
Anton Bruckner (1824–1791) Motets
Bonus Disc (7)
Weihnachtslieder · Christmas Songs Adeste Fideles · The First Noel · Tochter Zion The Little Drummer Boy · Silent Night