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Haitink: Beethoven – Missa Solemnis (24/48 FLAC)

Haitink: Beethoven - Missa Solemnis (24/48 FLAC)
Haitink: Beethoven – Missa Solemnis (24/48 FLAC)


Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Genia Kühmeier, Elisabeth Kulman, Mark Padmore, Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Anton Barachovsky, Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: BR Klassik
Catalogue: 900130
Release: 2015
Size: 773 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Missa Solemnis in D major, Op. 123 (Live)
01. Kyrie
02. Gloria. Allegro vivace
03. Credo. Allegro ma non troppo
04. Sanctus. Adagio
05. Agnus Dei. Adagio

The BR-KLASSIK label has already released several recordings with Bernard Haitink, who has now been connected with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks for over 55 years. Following Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony, Mahler’s Ninth and Haydn’s “Creation,” BR-KLASSIK now presents a live recording of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Missa solemnis” – a work performed for the recording market for the first time under the baton of Bernard Haitink. The musical partners of this grand seigneur among world-class conductors are the Choir and Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks as well as a finely coordinated ensemble of soloists, consisting of Genia Kühmeier, Elisabeth Kulman, Mark Padmore and Hanno Müller-Brachmann.

Recorded in public concert on September 25 and 26, 2014, this Missa Solemnis under the direction of the venerable old lion that is Bernard Haitink shows him to be profoundly contemplative, but also capable of unleashing the orchestral fury of the magnificent Bavarian Radio Orchestra. It would be a shame not to be tempted by this quasi musical testament of one of the most important musicians of the 20th and early 21st centuries that Bernard Haitink always was and still is, especially in a work as difficult to access and apprehend as Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis”, which so many conductors have conducted the score instead of conducting the music. Indispensable in your discotheque.

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