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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Bernstein, Moser, Schwarz, Kollo, Moll

Release Date: 11/01/2000 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 469546   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Kurt MollHanna SchwarzEdda MoserRené Kollo
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw OrchestraHilversum Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 21 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Edda Moser, Hanna Schwarz, René Kollo; Radio Chorus of the N.O.S., Hilversum, Concertgebouw Orchestra/Leonard Bernstein. Deutsche Grammophon 413 780-2 [2 CDs]. Reissued on Deutsche Grammophon 459 546

Bernstein’s is an intense, heartfelt, thoroughly convincing reading of the score, spacious in design and effusive in sentiment, but with an assured sense of flow and connection. The playing of the Concertgebouw Orchestra is magnificent – never has the radiant sound-world of this score, virtually unique in Beethoven’s oeuvre, been better conveyed. The solo quartet is involved in the emotion of the account from the start, and while Moser and Kolo, with the high parts, are under considerable strain, all four deliver the
Read more goods. The choral singing is beautiful, as is solo violin of Herman Krebbers in the Benedictus. The energy of a live performance and the warm ambience of the hall are captured in this potent analog recording, originally released in 1979. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Kurt Moll (Bass), Hanna Schwarz (Alto), Edda Moser (Soprano),
René Kollo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Hilversum Radio Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 

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