Ferdinand Grossmann conducts two masses by Palestrina (1956)

I mentioned to Nick Morgan a litle while ago that I had a Vox LP of 2 Palestrina masses. As he’s uploaded some 1950s Palestrina, it prompted me to get on with completing the restoration of this recording. Ferdinand Grossmann has featured here as a conductor before – with the Viennese Men’s Singing Club in a 1928 recording of The Blue Danube. He was director of the Vienna Boys’ Choir from about 1940 to 1963, and directed several other choirs. This recording with the Pro Musica Choir was not favourably reviewed in Gramophone.

Palestrina – Missa Papae Marcelli; Missa Assumpta est Maria
Pro Musica Choir, Vienna, Ferdinand Grossmann

Mediafire link for Palestrina Masses – Ferdinand Grossmann

(This is a zip file – left click the link, download the file, then unzip when downloaded)

Vox PL 10020
Matrices XTV 25089-1B, 25090-1C
Recorded 1956, Vienna

Both works are in six sections

I. Kyrie
II. Gloria in excelsis Deo
III. Credo in unum Deum
IV. Sanctus
V. Benedictus
VI. Agnus Dei I and II

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