Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op.123 - Iris Vermillion (vocals); Julia Varady (soprano); Kolja Blacher (violin); René Pape (bass); Vinson Cole (tenor); Berlin Radio Symphony Chorus (choir, chorus); Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Georg Solti (conductor)
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  1. Mass for soloists, chorus & orchestra in D major ("Missa Solemnis"), Op. 123
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You know the old debate over the Missa Solemnis, the whole "Is it sacred music for the concert hall or secular music for the church" question? Don't worry about it. The issue doesn't come up in this 1994 recording of the work with Georg Solti conducting the Berlin Philharmonic. For Solti, the answer is an obvious one: the Missa Solemnis may have a sacred text, but it is in every way a dramatic work for the opera house. But what a dramatic work! Remember, this is Solti, the screaming skull, the conductor who transformed ...

Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op.123 1995, London

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