About this title: Haydn's late masses are as good as it gets for spiritual greatness in Catholic Austria in the early years of the nineteenth century. Mozart certainly has his moments, but he didn't finish his best spiritual works, and while there's no denying the greatness of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, his only earlier Mass is hardly in the same class as Haydn's late, great masses. Catholic Austrian as he was, Haydn was still a man of great soul and deep spirit, and his late, great mass are the most sublime spiritual works after Bach. Not ...
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