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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic

Karajan / Beethoven / Tomowa-sintow / Bpo
Release Date: 04/08/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001086709  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anna Tomowa-SintowEric TappyRuza BaldaniJosé van Dam
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraVienna Singverein
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Missa solemnis

Anna Tomowa-Sintow · Ruza Baldani · Eric Tappy · José van Dam Wiener
Singverein Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan

Artistic Supervision and directed by Herbert von Karajan

DVD-VIDEO NTSC 073 4391 |G|H|
Picture Format: 4:3
Subtitles: Latin/German/English/French/Spanish/Chinese
A co-production of ORF, Austria and ZDF, Germany in association with UNITEL, Munich

* Conductor, Director and artistic supervisior Herbert von Karajan leads the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Wiener Singverein with the Missa Solemnis by Ludwig van
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* This performance with a superb quartet of soloists – Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Ruza Baldani, Eric Tappy, José van Dam – is a live production from the Easter Festival in Salzburg in 1979.
* The Missa Solemnis op 79 – one of the most important masses – is scored for an orchestra and organ, together with four solo singers and chorus and has a highly dramatic, symphonic style.
* The Missa Solemnis was first performed in St.Petersburg in April 1824, under the musical supervision and with the financial support of Prince Nikolai Galitzin.
* The complexity of the fugues, the frequent counterpoint between the quartet of soloists, the choir and the different sections of the orchestra, and the sheer length of the piece – over an hour and a half – make it a huge challenge to perform.

R E V I E W S:

“Karajan´s view of the Missa Solemnis shows a remarkable consistency... powerful, moving, uplifting and one of the great masterpieces of Beethoven…” -- New Hi-Fi Sound
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Works on This Recording

Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Soprano), Eric Tappy (Tenor), Ruza Baldani (Mezzo Soprano),
José van Dam (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Singverein
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1979 
Venue:  Salzburg, Austria 

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