In his Missa Solemnis, Beethoven grasped heavenward hoping to touch the face of a God he could neither see nor hear, in a supreme effort to bolster his own inner convictions. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. It made me want to write a review. $7.74. As Otto Klemperer wrote some years before making this recording, “It is enormously difficult to translate into reality a work which doesn’t take reality into account.” He had first conducted the Missa Solemnis in 1927 and it came to define the epic grandeur of his interpretative style. The soloists on the Karajan DG version may be even finer but the choral singing here is unsurpassed. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven Performer: Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Marga Höffgen (Alto), Waldemar Kmentt (Tenor), Martti Talvela (Bass) Conductor: Otto Klemperer Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra, New Philharmonia Chorus Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. 123, The 6 Unaccompanied Cello Suites Complete, Bach: The Art of Fugue / Musical Offering, Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), The Russian Cello: Rare Treasures from Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. The Missa solemnis, composed by Beethoven from 1819 to 1823, was the work which cost him even more labour than any of his other recalcitrant masterpieces – and it can’t be said that the finished work doesn’t show it. It is certainly the finest Missa Solemnis I've ever heard. Missa solemnis was Beethoven’s response to the appointment of his student Archduke Rudolph (youngest brother of Emperor Franz I of Austria) as Archbishop of Olmütz in 1819. Not my usual choice of Beethoven's music, but I had to add it to my collection. SLS 922 Beethoven Missa Solemnis Otto Klemperer Soderstrom 2xLP EXCELLENT EMI. Mass for soloists, chorus & orchestra in D major ("Missa Solemnis"), Op. His command of the score and control of the orchestra are complete, but it is Klemperer's ability to take the musicians beyond themselves, to go beyond making music to be made music, and to incarnate Beethoven's transcendent revelation in sound that puts this recording in a class of its own. Anytime, anywhere, across your devices. Karajan is surely the conductor that most often recorded the Missa Solemnis, one studio version for every decade since the 50´s, and he also has a good 1979 dvd version with Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Ruza Baldani, Eric Tappy and Jose van Dam. Credo By Ludwig van Beethoven Otto Klemperer , Ilona Steingruber , Elsa Schuerhoff , Vienna Symphony , Wien AkademieChor 123. This album is part of a series of twenty must-have titles from the Warner Classics catalog, featuring their original and well-known iconic covers. It's been very long since I don't listen to this CD. He set to work spontaneously, without a direct commission. That's what's in Klemperer's performance. KLEMPERER beethoven missa solemnis 2X LP BOX SET EX+/EX, SAN 165-6, vinyl, angel. 123. Klemperer, New Philharmonia, Warner, 1966. The New Philharmonia Orchestra London / Otto Klemperer. $39.00. Buy Beethoven: Missa Solemnis by Otto Klemperer, New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, Elisabeth Söderstöm, Marga Höffgen, Waldemar Kmentt, Martti Talvela from Amazon's Classical Music Store. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Having been away from this recording for a couple of decades now, I only recently returned to it in CD guise. 123, is a Solemn Mass composed by Ludwig van Beethoven from 1819 to 1823. KLEMPERER beethoven missa solemnis 2X LP BOX SET EX+/EX, SAN 165-6, vinyl, angel. Ludwig Van Beethoven - Vienna Symphony Orchestra*, Otto Klemperer - Missa Solemnis In D Major, Opus 123 (1959, Vinyl) | Discogs. Beethoven - Missa solemnis - Amsterdam / Klemperer - YouTube barney. Reference Recording: Klemperer’s Missa Solemnis Still Delivers. Release Date: 04/10/2001. SAN 165-66; Vinyl LP). Review by: Jed Distler. After trying about half a dozen Missa Solemnis recordings, I still like my first one the best: ... A slight aside regarding the aforementioned Klemperer, I do think that Wilhelm Pitz, the chorus master, also deserves to be acknowledged for the brilliant choral singing. Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven. Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 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