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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis - Anna Tomowa-Sintow (soprano); Annelies Burmeister (alto); Gerhard Bosse (violin); Hannes Kästner (organ);...
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  1. Mass for soloists, chorus & orchestra in D major ("Missa Solemnis"), Op. 123
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Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and his Missa Solemnis have a lot in common. Both works come from the composer's last decade. Both works are massively scored for soloists, chorus, and orchestra and both aspire to reveal Beethoven's beatific vision in sound. But for their similarities, Beethoven's Ninth and his Missa Solemnis are not the same work. There are crucial musical differences, one is about its themes while the other is about its text, and there is an even more fundamental difference: one is a symphony while the other is ...

Beethoven: Missa Solemnis 1996, Berlin Classics

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