The Secret Mass: Choral Works by Frank Martin & Bohuslav Martinu ()

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The "Secret Mass" referred to in the title of this album actually pertains only to one work: the Mass for two four-part choirs of Swiss composer Frank Martin. The composer suppressed that work for both religious and professional reasons: he believed that his Calvinist faith was a purely private matter, and he was intensely self-critical throughout his career. In any event, it's a lovely work, with a particularly vivid response to the mass text. The juxtaposition of Martin with Czech composer Bohuslav Martinu makes sense, ...

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The Secret Mass: Choral Works by Frank Martin & Bohuslav Martinu
2018, OUR Recordings

UPC: 747313167166

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