Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
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Beethoven: Missa solemnis: Kyrie & Gloria (27:44)
Soloists; Arnold Schoenberg Choir; Vienna Concentus Musicus / Nikolaus Harnoncourt
The performances of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis at the Styriarte festival in Graz and at the Salzburg Festival in summer 2015 were the last concerts of Nikolaus Harnoncourt – the same year he retired from the stage. It was his express wish that this recording, produced during rehearsals and the concerts in Graz should be his last release. Harnoncourt died on March 5, 2016, at the age of 86.