"From the heart, may it return to the heart!” These were the oft-quoted words that Beethoven wrote at the end of the score to Missa solemnis (op. 123). This deeply heartfelt and sincerely confessional work, deeply personal in nature despite the liturgical text, was nevertheless only completed with difficulty. Nor was its later path without hindrance: the magnitude of the mass has always been a source of terror for its performers. Missa solemnis was originally intended to be played at the church ceremony marking the enthronement as archbishop of Beethoven's patron Archduke Rudolf. However, since the composer did not complete it in time, it was works of composers of the second and third rank - Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Joseph Preindl that graced that long-ago celebration.
Presented by: Hungarian Radio Music Ensembles
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