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Offline zamyrabyrd

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Re: Beethoven Missa Solemnis
« Reply #220 on: June 25, 2018, 11:31:39 PM »
Beethoven Missa Solemnis: Donath, Soffell, Jerusalem, Sotin, Edinburgh Festival Chorus, Solti LPO live London Prom 1982 LPO/BBC issue

When this performance was notified for issue recently, I put a post onto the New Releases thread advertising it. I then sat back and eagerly awaited its arrival. i was in the performance and below I have copied from an ancient thread on conductors where I wrote the following.

What might have been....

Mike

How exciting to have been in the performance and how nice to hear about it!
Maybe a better copy will turn up somewhere...
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Re: Beethoven Missa Solemnis
« Reply #221 on: June 26, 2018, 10:52:59 AM »
Goodness gracious me, Rod ?? 

I'm happy to hear you heard it - good job!  :)

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https://open.spotify.com/album/5q7zGboJwO3QwWIMTp9PyE?si=RocmrCY0RX6EvPEQLRuN-w

Better than Suzuki's.
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Re: Beethoven Missa Solemnis
« Reply #222 on: June 26, 2018, 10:49:01 PM »
Great review, Mike!  Thanks :)

I'm still looking for that Holy Grail, on period instruments.

This recent issue by Brüggen's old orchestra has also gathered some positive reviews - anyone here heard it?  :)


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I like it, although not as much as the second Gardiner one. I have not heard Suzuki for comparison.

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Re: Beethoven Missa Solemnis
« Reply #223 on: July 27, 2018, 11:36:23 PM »
I don't know if it's been mentioned here but I like the Hanover Band's (period instrument) recording a lot and it has remained on my playlist since I bought it many years ago. Not perfect but the sound is beautiful and the vocals excellent throughout...

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Re: Beethoven Missa Solemnis
« Reply #224 on: July 28, 2018, 12:45:37 AM »
I don't know if it's been mentioned here but I like the Hanover Band's (period instrument) recording a lot and it has remained on my playlist since I bought it many years ago. Not perfect but the sound is beautiful and the vocals excellent throughout...



I also think that it is a fine version.  It is filled with drama and energy and the choral singing in particular is wonderful. It is definitely worth investigating for those who may not be familiar with it.
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