Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent

Release Date: 1/8/2013
Label: Phi
Catalog Number: LPH007
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.
Works on This Recording
1. Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: David Wilson-Johnson (Baritone), Marlis Petersen (Soprano), Gerhild Romberger (Alto), Benjamin Hulett (Tenor)
Period: Classical
Written: 1823 ; Vienna, Austria
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