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Prom 05: Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

Live from the Royal Albert Hall in London, Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents the BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda in Beethoven's Missa solemnis.

Live at BBC Proms: The BBC Philharmonic and Gianandrea Noseda in Beethoven's Missa solemnis

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Sara Mohr-Pietsch

Beethoven: Missa solemnis

Camilla Nylund (soprano)
Birgit Remmert (mezzo-soprano)
Stuart Skelton (tenor)
Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass)
Hallé Choir
Manchester Chamber Choir
BBC Philharmonic
Gianandrea Noseda

In 1819 Ludwig van Beethoven was stirred by a new creative energy. Sketched over the next four years, on specially enlarged sheets of paper, was the work Beethoven himself came to admire above all others: his grand solemn mass, the Missa solemnis. Using every means of musical imagery available, Beethoven demonstrated his supreme mastery of the orchestral-choral model in this musical glimpse of heaven. The BBC Philharmonic, along with the Hallé Choir and Manchester Chamber Choir, bring Beethoven's vision to life under the orchestra's dynamic Conductor Laureate, Gianandrea Noseda.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Missa solemnis

    Singer: Camilla Nylund. Singer: Birgit Remmert. Singer: Stuart Skelton. Singer: Hanno Müller‐Brachmann. Choir: Hallé Choir. Choir: Manchester Chamber Choir. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata for piano no.28 (Op.101) in A major [complete]

    Performer: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Beethoven, The Late Piano Sonatas Nos. 28-32: Maurizio Pollini.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer night's dream, Op.61 (Overture)

    Performer: Boston Symphony Orchestra.
    • Mendelssohn: Overtures: LSO, Abbado.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.


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Performer BBC Philharmonic


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