Beethoven: Messe C-Dur and Leonore Overture

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«Beethoven: Messe C-Dur and Leonore Overture»

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Ludwig van Beethoven Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b,
Mass in C major, Op. 86.


Luca Pisaroni (Baritone), Gerhild Romberger (Mezzo-Soprano), Genia Kühmeier (Soprano), Maximilian Schmitt (Tenor).

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks.

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks – Mariss Jansons.

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.