January 17, 2020
Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis
SAT MAY 30, 2020, 8pm Pre-concert lecture 6:45pm
Esther Heideman, soprano Shirin Eskandani, mezzo-soprano Norman Shankle, tenor Kerry Wilkerson, baritone National Philharmonic Chorale Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Majestic. Visionary. Transcendent. Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis is a powerful testimony of his own motto that “music is a higher revelation than any philosophy.” Beethoven himself considered it to be his greatest work. When it premiered on April 7, 1824 in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Missa Solemnis was instantly recognized as a masterpiece and meditation on mortality and transcendence.
“From the heart –may it go to the heart.”—Beethoven wrote in his score for Missa Solemnis.
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