Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Posted on May 8, 2010

Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

(Mass in D) (Saturday, May 8, 2010)

Conductor Rodney Wynkoop’s interview on News 14 Carolina about Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis and the Choral Society.

Program notes by Dominique Provot, with text and translation, plus discography
(Beethoven’s Web site)
Texts and translations, with Introduction to the work, plus links (James C.S. Liu)
Program notes by Keith Anderson (Naxos)
Program notes by Matthew Naughtin (New Mexico Symphony)
Program notes by Joe Nickell (Columbus Indiana Philharmonic)

CD Recordings, MP3 Downloads & YouTube Recordings

Leonard Bernstein, N.S.O. Radio Chorus, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Deutsche Grammophon 469-546-2 (1978) (1 CD)
Recording info. & MP3 downloads at Deutsche Grammophon
Recording info. & MP3 downloads at Amazon.com
Recording info. at ArkivMusic
MP3 downloads at Classical Archives
Recording on YouTube (Kyrie; other movements also available)

Karl Böhm, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Deutsche Grammophon 43-925-2 (1978) (2 CDs)
Recording info. & MP3 downloads at Deutsche Grammophon
Recording info. at ArkivMusic

Carlo Maria Giulini, New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, BBC Legends BBCL 4093-2 (1968) (2 CDs; w/ Schubert’s Symphony No. 4)
Recording info. from BBC Legends Catalogue
Recording info. at Amazon.com

Phillipe Herreweghe, La Chapelle Royale, Orchestre des Champs Elysees, Harmonia Mundi 901557 (1995) (1 CD) (original instruments & performance practices)
Recording info. at Harmonia Mundi (with link to iTunes store)
Recording info. & MPs downloads at Amazon.com
Recording info. at Barnes & Noble
MP3 downloads at emusic.com
MP3 downloads at Classics Online

Jascha Horenstein, BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, BBC Legends BBCL 4150-2 (1961) (2 CDs; w/ Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 & Wagner’s Faust Overture)
Recording info. at Amazon.com
Recording info. at Barnes & Noble

Recording on YouTube
(Kyrie; other movements also available)

Eugen Jochum, Netherlands Radio Chorus, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philips Silverline Classics 2PM2426-648 (1970) (2 CDs)
Recording info. at ArkivMusic

Herbert von Karajan, Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Philharmonia Orchestra, Testament SBT 2126 (1958) (2 CDs; w/ Mozart’s Symphony no. 38 plus interview with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf & rehearsal recording)
Recording info. at Testament Records
Recording info. at Amazon.com
Recording info. at H&B Recordings Direct

Otto Klemperer, New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra, EMI Classics 675472 (1965) (1 CD)
Recording info. at EMI Classics
Recording info. & MP3 downloads at Amazon.com
Recording info. at H&B Recordings Direct
MP3 downloads at Classical Archives

Rafael Kubelik, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Orfeo D’or 370942 (1977) (2 CDs)
Recording info. at Amazon.com
Recording info. at ArkivMusic
Recording info. at CD Universe
Recording info. at H&B Recordings Direct

Kenneth Schermerhorn, Nashville Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Naxos 8.557060 (2003) (1 CD)
Recording info. at Naxos
Recording info. & MP3 downloads at Amazon.com
Recording info. at H&B Recordings Direct
MP3 downloads at Classical Archives

David Zinman, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Arte Nova 870740 (2002) (2 CDs)
Recording info. at Amazon.com
Recording info. at CD Universe
Recording info. at Tower Records

CD Reviews

by Michael Jameson at Classics Today (Bernstein)
by James Leonard at All Music Guide (Bernstein)
by Victor Carr, Jr., at Classics Today (Giulini)
by Gerald Fenech at Classical Net (Giulini)
by Gwyn Parry-Jones at MusicWeb International (Giulini)
by James Leonard at All Music Guide (Herreweghe)
by James Leonard at All Music Guide (Horenstein)
by John Quinn at MusicWeb International (Horenstein)
by Gerald Fenech at MusicWeb International (Karajan)
by James Leonard at All Music Guide (Karajan)
by Jed Distler at Classics Today (Klemperer)
by Tony Duggan at MusicWeb International (Klemperer)
by James Leonard at All Music Guide (Klemperer)
by James Leonard at All Music Guide (Kubelik)
by Michael Cookson
at MusicWeb International (Schermerhorn)
by Gwyn Parry-Jones at MusicWeb International (Schermerhorn)
by David Vernier at Classics Today (Schermerhorn)
by Victor Carr, Jr., at Classics Today (Zinman)
by Daniel Felsenfeld at Classics Today (Zinman)
by James Leonard at All Music Guide (Zinman)

Note-Learning Aids

MIDI files on CyberBass

Composer’s Biography

Grove Concise Dictionary of Music (at Kunst der Fuge)
Encyclopedia Britannica (at biography.com)

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