Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Bernius, Hofkapelle Stuttgart

Release Date: 5/3/2019
Label: Carus
Catalog Number: CV83501
Conductor: Frieder Bernius
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Beethoven repeatedly described the Missa solemnis as his greatest work, intended to affect and move people. His labor on the composition was long and intense; the work is not regarded as the most important mass setting of the 19th century in vain. In terms of its scope and musical demands, it reaches far beyond what is liturgically usual – not without reason did the premiere take place in a concert hall. The Kammerchor Stuttgart and the Hofkapelle Stuttgart under the leadership of Frieder Bernius master the challenges of the Missa with bravura. All the sonorous groups work together intensively, creating an organic and homogeneous flow of interpretation. The young quartet of soloists Johanna Winkel, Sophie Harmsen, Sebastian Kohlhepp and Arttu Kataja complement the ensembles.
Works on This Recording
1. Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Arttu Kataja (Bass), Sophie Harmsen (Mezzo Soprano), Johanna Winkel (Soprano), Sebastian Kohlhepp (Tenor)
Conductor: Frieder Bernius
Period: Classical
Written: 1823 ; Vienna, Austria
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