Halle - Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
Live from the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Stuart Flinders introduces a performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis given by the Halle orchestra and choir under Mark Elder.
Stuart Flinders introduces a performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis from the Bridgewater Hall given by the Hallé, Hallé Choir and Sir Mark Elder
Beethoven's great solemn mass is widely regarded as one of his greatest achievements and stands as one of the finest of all settings of the mass. It was first performed in St Petersburg in 1824. Tonight it comes live from Manchester with a striking line-up of soloists.
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D Op123
Mark Elder conductor
Elizabeth Llewellyn soprano
Susan Bickley mezzo soprano
Allan Clayton tenor
Reinhard Hagen bass