Beethoven: Missa solemnis
Phi Records 2012
Beethoven: Missa solemnis, Op 123: Gloria (16:31)
Marlis Petersen, soprano; Gerhild Romberger, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Hulett, tenor; David Wilson-Johnson, baritone; Collegium Vocale Gent; Champs-Elysées Orchestra / Philippe Herreweghe
This major work of the sacred repertoire, high on the list alongside Bach’s Mass in B minor and the Mozart Requiem, is Beethoven’s longest work and the one he considered his finest. Philippe Herreweghe shares this opinion and judges the Missa solemnis to be one of the apogees in the history of classical music.