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Missa solemnis by Beethoven

El so original. Jordi Savall

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    L. V. Beethoven: Missa solemnis (Solemn Mass) in D major, Op.123 (1819-1823) 75'

Performers

    Le Concert des Nations
    La Capella Nacional de Catalunya
    Rachel Redmond, soprano
    Olivia Vermeulen, alto
    Martin Platz, tenor
    Manuel Walser, baritone
    Jordi Savall, conductor

Program

Following his performances of Beethoven’s symphonies, Jordi Savall will present one of the masterpieces in the history of choral symphonies, the Bonn composer’s Missa solemnis. The composer wrote it to celebrate the bishopric granted to Emperor Leopold II’s son, Archduke Rudolf. Written at more or less the same time as his 9th Symphony, it approaches Catholic mass from a “human, all too human” perspective, to borrow a term from Nietzsche. Beethoven reaffirms his faith through a cry for hope for humanity, without relinquishing belief in a higher power. Hence, this work has nothing in common with a “theatrical” mass, because Beethoven manages to imbue it with his own spirituality, exploring the full potential of the human voice through the choir and pushing the limits of register‎ in an extremely arduous work for the choir, soloists, musicians and conductor. 

    • Thursday 18 May 19:00
  • From €35 to €90
  • Hall 1 Pau Casals
  • El so original

Beethoven reaffirms his faith through a cry of hope for humanity.

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