© 2012 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
℗ 2012 London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd
Recorded live at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall on 18 October 2008
Total playing time: 80.22
DDD Stereo
Released April 2012

CD: Beethoven – Missa Solemnis

LPO conducted by Christoph Eschenbach

Beethoven Missa Solemnis

Christoph Eschenbach conductor
Anne Schwanewilms soprano
Annette Jahns mezzo-soprano
Nikolai Schukoff tenor
Dietrich Henschel bass
London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir
Pieter Schoeman leader
Neville Creed chorus master

Beethoven had little liking for organised religion, but he was deeply spiritual, believing in God as an all-powerful, loving Father. The awesome, sublime Missa Solemnis is one of his supreme achievements, which he headed ‘From the heart – may it in turn go to the heart!’ In this live concert recording, the fervour of Beethoven’s vision is powerfully realised by conductor Christoph Eschenbach with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir.

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‘There's fire and commitment in the choral singing and playing ... and the soloists are superb’ *****
Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 12 April 2012

‘Moving and often thrilling.’
Colin Anderson, Time Out, 23 March 2012

'This stunning performance and recording of the Missa Solemnis came as a revelation. The London Philharmonic Orchestra is in sizzling and quite virtuosic form.’
Greg Keane, Limelight Magazine, 31 May 2012

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