Monika Wiebe (soprano) Helena Jungwirth (alto) Rodrigo Orrego (tenor) Wolf Matthias Friedrich (bass)
Der Münchner Motetten Chor & Münchner Symphoniker, Hans Rudolf Zöbeley
Soon after Cherubini´s death it became clear to his contemporaries that he had been a composer who had proceeded from Gluck's reform opera but had expanded on it in matters of melody, harmony, counterpoint, and instrumentation.
Here the extraordinarily intense studies of his youth and his experience as a teacher paid off. The great Belgian music scholar François-Joseph Fétis, a pupil of Cherubini's noted, “The idea of reconciling taste founded on the strictest truth with the seductive charm of the Italian form was fashioned by Cherubini into a system of the lyric drama capable of doing justice to the twofold task.