William Steinberg

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Steinberg, William

Beethoven: Missa solemnis
Heather Harper
Julia Hamari
Sven Olof Eliasson
Peter Meven
Kölner Rundfunkchor
Kölner Rundfunk Sinfonie-Orchester

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Catalogue Number: ICAC 5054 , Artist:

Description

William Steinberg’s recording of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis has never been issued before on CD and is in excellent stereo sound. Along with the superb Cologne Radio Choir, Steinberg used a superb quartet of soloists for this demanding work – Heather Harper (who sang on EMI’s Giulini recording), Julia Hamari, Sven Olof Eliasson and Peter Meven. Both Hamari and Meven were regular performers at all the European festivals, notably under Karajan. Steinberg’s interpretation is one of fiery intensity, majesty and utter fidelity to the score, which was one of his main characteristics as a conductor.

Tracklist

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770–1827

 

Missa solemnis in D major op.123

1 I Kyrie                                                                                                                8.09

II Gloria

2              Gloria in excelsis Deo                                                     5.09

3              Qui tollis                                                                               4.51

4              Quoniam tu solus Sanctus                                            7.07

III Credo

5              Credo in unum Deum                                                     4.28

6              Et incarnatus est                                                               5.08

7              Et resurrexit                                                                       9.35

IV Sanctus & Benedictus

8              Sanctus                                                                                                5.14

9              Benedictus                                                                         9.44

V Agnus Dei

10           Agnus Dei                                                                            5.46

11           Dona nobis pacem                                                           9.17

 

Heather Harper soprano

Julia Hamari contralto

Sven Olof Eliasson tenor

Peter Meven bass

Wolfram Gehring organ

Wolfgang Marschner  violin

Kölner Rundfunkchor Chorus master: Herbert Schernus

(Now renamed WDR Rundfunkchor Köln)

Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester

(Now renamed WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln)

WILLIAM STEINBERG