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Beethoven's Missa Solemnis with the LSO and Michael Tilson Thomas

Beethoven's Missa Solemnis recorded at the Barbican Centre in London, with the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Ian Skelly presents.

Recorded earlier this month at the Barbican Centre in London, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, one of the composer's greatest achievements with its imposing orchestration and majestic fugues inspired by traditional liturgical forms from the Renaissance and the Baroque. The soloists are soprano Camilla Tilling; the mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke; the tenor Toby Spence; and the bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni, who are joined by the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, all conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, who comes back to the piece highlighting the symphonic and even operatic undertones of this matchless creation. Ian Skelly presents.

Camilla Tilling (soprano)
Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano)
Toby Spence (tenor)
Luca Pisaroni (bass-baritone)

London Symphony Orchestra
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halsey (chorus master)
Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor).

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Mass in D major Op.123 (Missa solemnis)

    Singer: Camilla Tilling. Singer: Sasha Cooke. Singer: Toby Spence. Singer: Luca Pisaroni. Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
  • Franz Schubert

    Octet in F major, D803

    Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D 714

    Choir: Arnold Schönberg Chor. Ensemble: Members of the Wiener Concert-Verein. Conductor: Erwin Ortner.
    • Warner Classics.

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