Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis, Op 123: Kyrie (10:02)
Helen Donath, soprano; Doris Soffel, mezzo-soprano; Siegfried Jerusalem, tenor; Hans Sotin, bass; Edinburgh Festival Chorus; London Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Georg Solti
Sir Georg Solti had a long association with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which he had first conducted as early as 1938. He was appointed Principal Guest Conductor in 1971, and in 1979 succeeded Bernard Haitink as Principal Conductor and Artistic Director. Solti’s appointment continued through the 1982/83 season. The relationship resulted in many performances of great intensity and impact. This concert recording of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis was made in September 1982 at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms.