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Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Sunday, 26. September 2021, 3.00 pm
Ottobeuren, Basilika

Programme

Ludwig van Beethoven
Missa solemnis in D major, op. 123

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor

Lucy Crowe, Soprano

Gerhild Romberger, Mezzo-Soprano

Julian Prégardien, Tenor

Tareq Nazmi, Bass

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

about the programme

“From the heart, may it again go to the heart.” Thus Beethoven wrote at the head of the Kyrie in his Missa solemnis. Shortly before completing the work he called it the greatest he had ever written. This monumental yet enigmatic masterpiece of sacred music is less a strictly liturgical composition than a vehicle for kindling authentic religious feelings in the listeners. His Mass thus bespeaks a thoroughly Enlightenment view of religion; it also reveals a sense of drama, as when the final plea for peace, “Dona nobis pacem”, is preceded by vivid scenes of war. In John Eliot Gardiner a conductor steps up to the BRSO rostrum who has often plunged into the gigantic cosmos of the Missa solemnis in concerts and recordings, probing the field of tension between faith and emotionalism that goes directly to the heart.

Image gallery

Gardiner Ottobeuren Konzert (C) Astrid Ackermann
Gardiner Ottobeuren Konzert - Sir John Eliot Gardiner (C) Astrid Ackermann
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Gardiner Ottobeuren Konzert - Lucy Crowe, Sopran; Gerhild Romberger, Mezzosopran; Julian Prégardien, Tenor; Tareq Nazmi, Bass (C) Astrid Ackermann
Lucy Crowe (Soprano) Gerhild Romberger (Mezzosoprano) Julian Prégardien (Tenor) Tareq Nazmi (Bass)
Gardiner Ottobeuren Konzert (C) Astrid Ackermann
Gardiner Ottobeuren Konzert - Backstage (C) Astrid Ackermann
Backstage Basilika Ottobeuren
Gardiner Ottobeuren Konzert (C) Astrid Ackermann
Gardiner Ottobeuren Probe Basilika mit Orchester und BR-Chor (C) Astrid Ackermann
Gardiner Ottobeuren Probe - Radoslaw Szulc, Konzertmeister 1. Violine (C) Astrid Ackermann
Radoslaw Szulc (Concertmaster 1st violin)
Gardiner Ottobeuren Probe - Sir John Eliot Gardiner (C) Astrid Ackermann
Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Gardiner Ottobeuren Probe - Gerhild Romberger, Mezzosopran; Julian Prégardien, Tenor; Tareq Nazmi, Bass (C) Astrid Ackermann
Gerhild Romberger (Mezzosoprano) Julian Prégardien (Tenor) Tareq Nazmi (Bass)
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