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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Nelson, Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Beethoven / Wilson / Deshong / Core
Release Date: 10/25/2011 
Label:  Juxtapositions   Catalog #: 3079358   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Elizabeth DeshongBrindley SherrattTamara WilsonNikolai Schukoff
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of EuropeGulbenkian Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Ludwig van Beethoven - Missa Solemnis
The Soli Deo Gloria Collection – Ide?ale Audience
A film by Rhodri Huw

• Soli Deo Gloria’s DVD of Missa Solemnis shines a supreme light on this rarely performed choral masterpiece.
• Beethoven wrote that “music is the electrical soil AinVAwIhLAicBhLEthWe OspRiLrDitWlivIDesE, thinks and invents,” and this DVD beautifully brings to life the composer’s spiritual intent “to awaken and permanently instill religious feelings, not only in the singers, but also in the listeners.”
• DVD extras: More than one hour of video extras including: interviews with John Nelson, conductor, and Peter Readman, chairman of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe - “Meet Soli Deo Gloria”
Read more introductory video - Previews from selected DVDs from The Soli Deo Gloria Collection.

“The Missa Solemnis, which Beethoven considered the crown of his music, may be the greatest piece most listeners never hear.” Jan Swafford, composer and author

“Everything about the creation of this DVD was thrilling. We professionals who spend our lives making music are blessed to do what we do. But it is not every day that we experience everything coming together in a kind of perfection. This was that day.” John Nelson

Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9
Sounds formats DVD: PCM Stereo, DTS 5.1, Bonus: DD Stereo
Region code: 0 Subtitles: German, English, French
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 145 mins (80 mins Concert + 65 mins Bonus)
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Works on This Recording

Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Elizabeth Deshong (Mezzo Soprano), Brindley Sherratt (Bass), Tamara Wilson (Soprano),
Nikolai Schukoff (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Nelson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe,  Gulbenkian Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 

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