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Ludwig van Beethoven: Messe C-Dur; Leonore Overture


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The tonal language of Beethoven’s Mass in C major, the first of his two Mass settings, is that of a personal confession, making the work very modern and forward-looking and opening up entirely new worlds of expression for the liturgical text. It is in no way to be seen as a precursor of the "Missa solemnis' but instead as a highly independent work that set new standards for the advancement of mass compositions in the 19th century. Beethoven himself was well aware of its innovative nature, and wrote as much in a letter to his publisher: 'I am reluctant to say anything about my Mass, or indeed about myself, but I do believe that I have treated the text in a manner to which it has rarely been treated.' For people at the time, the Mass in C major, Op. 86 of 1807 provided unprecedented access to the Christian faith in a way that is still relevant today.
Facts
Item number 900170
Barcode 4035719001709
Release date 01/01/2019
Category Choral
Label BR Klassik
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Artists Kuhmeier, Genia
Romberger, Gerhild
Pisaroni, Luca
Schmitt, Matthias
Composers Beethoven, Ludwig van
Conductors Jansons, Mariss
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