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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis, Mass In C / Solti, Chailly


Release Date: 08/12/1997 
Label:  London/Decca Double Decker Catalog #: 455014   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Susan DunnBruno BeccariaTom KrauseMargarita Zimmermann,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo ChaillySir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony OrchestraBerlin RIAS Chamber ChorusErnst Senff Chamber Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These recordings, though less than twenty years old, have a ‘far away’ feel. Neither hints at a revisionist agenda; neither is accompanied by a manifesto outlining correct Beethoven performance. If you like them, it won’t be because they’re ‘interesting’: it’ll be because they’re good. Chailly, in the Mass in C, is a master of shape. Solti creates something massive and precarious out of the Missa solemnis. We sense his forces are the less reliable but, amazingly, it all works.

-- Christopher Wood, BBC Music Magazine
These recordings, though less than twenty years old, have a ‘far away’ feel. Neither hints at a revisionist agenda; neither is accompanied by a manifesto outlining correct Beethoven performance. If you like them, it won’t be because they’re ‘interesting’: it’ll be because they’re good. Chailly, in the Mass in C, is a master of shape. Solti creates something massive and precarious out of the Missa solemnis. We sense his forces are the less reliable but, amazingly, it all works.

-- Christopher Wood, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Mass in C major, Op. 86 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Susan Dunn (Soprano), Bruno Beccaria (Tenor), Tom Krause (Baritone),
Margarita Zimmermann (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Riccardo Chailly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus,  Ernst Senff Chamber Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
Language: Latin 
2. Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Lucia Popp (Soprano), Mallory Walker (Tenor), Gwynne Howell (Bass),
Yvonne Minton (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Language: Latin 

Sound Samples

Mass in C, Op.86: Kyrie
Mass in C, Op.86: Gloria - Qui tollis peccata mundi - Quoniam
Mass in C, Op.86: Credo in unum Deum - Et incarnatus est
Mass in C, Op.86: Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus - Osanna in excelsis
Mass in C, Op.86: Agnus Dei
Mass in D, Op.123 "Missa Solemnis": Kyrie
Mass in D, Op.123 "Missa Solemnis": Gloria: Gloria in excelsis Deo
Mass in D, Op.123 "Missa Solemnis": Gloria: Qui tollis peccata mundi
Mass in D, Op.123 "Missa Solemnis": Gloria: Quoniam tu solus sanctus
Mass in D, Op.123 "Missa Solemnis": Credo: Credo in unum Deum
Mass in D, Op.123 "Missa Solemnis": Credo: Et incarnatus est
Mass in D, Op.123 "Missa Solemnis": Credo: Et resurrexit
Mass in D, Op.123 "Missa Solemnis": Sanctus
Mass in D, Op.123 "Missa Solemnis": Sanctus: Benedictus
Mass in D, Op.123 "Missa Solemnis": Agnus Dei: Agnus Dei
Mass in D, Op.123 "Missa Solemnis": Agnus Dei: Dona nobis pacem

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