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Missa Solemnis
Beetoven, Harper, Baker
Missa Solemnis
Genre: Classical


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All Artists: Beetoven, Harper, Baker, Tear, Lpo, Giulini
Title: Missa Solemnis
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Label: EMI Classics France
Release Date: 9/30/2008
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Style: Symphonies
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 5099951766429

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A definitive performance
D. R. Lunsford | St. Louis, MO, USA | 12/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Long out of print, this magnificent performance is finally available on CD. I recently tracked down a vinyl copy and my memory of it was not wrong - everything is perfect here - Giulini's relaxed tempi and languid approach are not to be found, rather an athletic, muscular performance - but his great handling of the singers, as one would expect from an opera specialist, is; no choral performance of Beethoven has better singing. The recording is fantastically clear, particularly the horns - the "Credo" and "Et Vitam Venturi" will have you rethinking religion!

Good recordings of this work are in short supply, not to mention great ones. Look no further - this is perfection.