Prom 46: Mahler's Ruckert-Lieder and Mozart's Mass in C Minor
Saturday 20 July 2016, Royal Albert Hall
BBC Symphony Chorus: Chorus Master Hilary Campbell
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov, conductor
The Independent, 22 August 2016
"The rest of this superb Prom consisted of Mahler’s Ruckert-Lieder and Mozart’s Mass in C minor. In the former, mezzo-soprano Tanja Ariane Baumgartner was the soloist, and one couldn’t have wished for a more gracefully accomplished exponent. The Mozart, with the BBC Symphony Chorus in coruscating form, was simply wonderful."
Bachtrack, 21 August 2016
"Above all, it is the writing for double chorus with fugal passages of enormous complexity which gives this mass its heft. How fortunate that the BBC Symphony Chorus were on such sterling form, producing passionate and committed singing in the Credo and plenty of crisp attack and full-bodied tone in the Sanctus."
Classical Source, 20 August 2016
"Given the celebratory nature of its inspiration, there is radiance to this music, especially following the more-austere ‘Kyrie’, in which Louise Alder made her mark. It really is the two sopranos’ show and Carolyn Sampson matched her, while the Symphony Chorus sang with its usual admirable diction into its rare foray into the 18th-century."