Missa solemnis, messe i D-dur for soli, kor, orgel og orkester av Ludwig van Beethoven, opus 123. Komponert 1819–23, uroppført 1824. Består av den katolske messes fem ledd: Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus og Agnus Dei.
The power of this new (live!) Performance under Marek Janowski is both majestic and intimate; and human. (...) Janowski and his followers created a magnificent Missa Solemnis.
Classical CD Review:
With a first-class quartet of soloists, the superb Leiipzig Chorus,
and the Berlin orchestra he has worked with often, he leads a memorable performance. Pentatone engineers have captured this performance with perfect balances and rich, resonant audio. This is the only SACD of this amazing music, and highly recommended.
Marek Janowski’s account of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis is kind of special and demanding for the listener, with a lot of unusual contrasts and colours. Choir and orchestra are excellent, the soloists are good too. You should try it, it’s truly exciting!