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Work: Mass in D Major "Missa solemnis”, Op.123

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ComposerBeethoven, Ludwig van (1770-1827)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeChoral
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KreuzlingenBeethoven: Missa solemnis mit dem Glarisegger Chor

Beethoven: Missa solemnis mit dem Glarisegger Chor
Beethoven: Mass in D Major "Missa solemnis”, Op.123
Zurich Symphony Orchestra; Heinz Bähler; Glarisegger Chor; Judith Graf; Irène Friedli; Michael Nowak

DornachBeethoven: Missa solemnis mit dem Glarisegger Chor

Beethoven: Missa solemnis mit dem Glarisegger Chor
Beethoven: Mass in D Major "Missa solemnis”, Op.123
Zurich Symphony Orchestra; Heinz Bähler; Glarisegger Chor; Judith Graf; Irène Friedli; Michael Nowak

ZürichBeethoven: Missa solemnis mit dem Glarisegger Chor

Beethoven: Missa solemnis mit dem Glarisegger Chor
Beethoven: Mass in D Major "Missa solemnis”, Op.123
Zurich Symphony Orchestra; Heinz Bähler; Glarisegger Chor; Judith Graf; Irène Friedli; Michael Nowak

CopenhagenBeethoven 250: Fabio Lusi

Beethoven: Mass in D Major "Missa solemnis”, Op.123
Danish National Symphony Orchestra; Fabio Luisi; Christina Landshamer; Theresa Kronthaler; Werner Güra

LeipzigBeethoven's Missa solemnis

Beethoven: Mass in D Major "Missa solemnis”, Op.123
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Andris Nelsons; MDR Radio Choir Leipzig; Amanda Majeski; Mihoko Fujimura; Klaus Florian Vogt
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Berlin remembers World War 1 with Beethoven's Missa solemnis

Dame Sarah Connolly © Jan Capinski
Fine orchestral sound and outstanding solo singing from Sarah Connolly and Steve Davislim aren't enough to compensate for poor balance and timing in Beethoven's great choral work.
**111
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Highly uplifting Missa solemnis at La Scala

Bernard Haitink © Teatro alla Scala
The conductor favours measured tempi and unfussy direction, allowing the work to stand mountain-like as an expression of its own intrinsic magnificence.
*****
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Pacific Chorale celebrates Alexander's last season

In “five large symphonic movements”, the performance had a celebratory air, poised somewhere between Mahler's “Resurrection” Symphony and Mozart's Requiem.
****1
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The wow factor in Beethoven’s Missa solemnis

These two Manchester-based choirs formed a formidable partnership for one of the most gruelling choral works in the repertoire. The four soloists, however distinguished as individuals, produced mixed results.
****1
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A restrained Missa solemnis from Herreweghe

Philippe Herreweghe deftly coordinated the four vocalists, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and his Collegium Vocale Gent through Beethoven’s challenging score.
***11
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