Gardiner: Beethoven – Messe in C (FLAC)

Gardiner: Beethoven - Messe in C (FLAC)
Gardiner: Beethoven - Messe in C (FLAC)

Performer: Alastair Miles, Charlotte Margiono, William Kendall
Orchestra: Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Audio CD
SPARS Code: DDD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Label: Archiv Produktion
Size: 248 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

# Ah! perfido! . . . Per pieta, non dirmi addio, scena and aria for soprano & orchestra, Op. 65
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir
with Charlotte Margiono
Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

# Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage), cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 112 Meeresstille
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir
Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

# Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage), cantata for chorus & orchestra, Op. 112 Glückliche Fahrt
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir
Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

# Mass for soloists, chorus & orchestra in C major, Op. 86
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Monteverdi Choir
with Catherine Robbin, Charlotte Margiono, William Kendall, Alastair Miles
Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner

Reference Recording of an Underrated Work

Beethoven’s C Major Mass should be better known than it is. Written in 1807 during his middle period, this work is at turns spiritual, heroic, contemplative, joyous, meditative, and exuberant. It is reminiscent of some of Mozart’s joyous masses in the same C Major key – the Coronation (K.317) and the Credo (K.257).

Gardiner,his Monteverdi Choir, and his early 19h century period band the Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique are exquisite here. Large Scale choral works from the Baroque and Classical eras have long been a specialty of Gardiner’s. His reading of Mozart’s Great C Minor Mass on Philips and Bach’s B-Minor and Passions of Sts. Matthew and John are reference recordings. This disc is on the same level artistically and technically. It is a great performance of a great work that is captured in stunning aural detail.

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