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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent

Beethoven / Collegium Vocale Gent / Herreweghe
Release Date: 01/08/2013 
Label:  Phi   Catalog #: 7   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Gerhild RombergerMarlis PetersenBenjamin HulettDavid Wilson-Johnson
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium VocaleChamps-Élysées Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Collegium Vocale Gent and Orchestre des Champs-Elysées interpret Beethoven's Missa Solemnis for PHI. This major work of the sacred repertoire, high on the list alongside Bach's Mass in B minor and the Mozart Requiem, is Beethoven's longest work and assuredly the one that demanded the most work. The composer even considered the Mass his finest work. Philippe Herreweghe shares this opinion and judges the Missa Solemnis to be one of the apogees in the history of classical music. With four superb soloists, a refined chorus and orchestra, Philippe Herreweghe invites us to a thoroughly transcendental experience. The Collegium Vocale Gent and Orchestre des Champs-Elysées interpret Beethoven's Missa Solemnis for PHI. This major work of the sacred repertoire, high on the list alongside Bach's Mass in B minor and the Mozart Requiem, is Beethoven's longest work and assuredly the one that demanded the most work. The composer even considered the Mass his finest work. Philippe Herreweghe shares this opinion and judges the Missa Solemnis to be one of the apogees in the history of classical music. With four superb soloists, a refined chorus and orchestra, Philippe Herreweghe invites us to a thoroughly transcendental experience. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Gerhild Romberger (Alto), Marlis Petersen (Soprano), Benjamin Hulett (Tenor),
David Wilson-Johnson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ghent Collegium Vocale,  Champs-Élysées Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Missa Solemnis March 28, 2013 By David Walker (Melbourne, Victoria) See All My Reviews "Missa Solemnis is perhaps Beethoven's most difficult work.I don't think it is a work you can rate with stars. I had to listen to this work a number of times before I began to understand it. I enjoyed Herreweghe's earlier effort on Harmonia Mundi.However, the new version on Phi is a better recording.I believe that Herreweghe provides an excellent interpretation of this work.The liner notes that come with the disc are helpful.I highly recommend this new release." Report Abuse
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