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BEETHOVEN: Missa Solemnis

spacer Crowe, Johnston; Gilchrist, M. Rose; Monteverdi Choir; Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique; Gardiner. Libretto and translation. SDG 7118

One of Beethoven's strangest but most magisterial pieces, the Missa Solemnis must have puzzled hearers at its initial hearing (St. Petersburg, 1824). The fruit of five years' on-and-off labor, it stil...

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