If you haven't already perused the new release shelves, then please be aware of what new releases Chandos has to offer in March.
Disc of the month is Schubert's Mass in E Flat D950. This follows the award-winning Hummel Mass Edition, and the successful concert at the 2007 BBC Proms, Richard Hickox conducts an impressive cast, including Susan Gritton, James Gilchrist and Mark Padmore, accompanied by Collegium Musicum 90. Schubert’s final mass and most ambitious setting is increasingly acknowledged as an individual masterpiece; powerful and disquieting, more monumental than the fifth, but likewise seeking to reconcile liturgical grandeur with Schubert’s own subjective romantic feeling. The result is some of the most violent anguish encountered in a setting of the text.