Beethoven: Missa solemnis

Ludwig van Beethoven

Missa solemnis

op. 123, 1817/23


Beethoven repeatedly described the Missa solemnis as his greatest work, intended to affect and move people. His labor on the composition was long and intense; the work is not regarded as the most important mass setting of the 19th century in vain. In terms of its scope and musical demands, it reaches far beyond what is liturgically usual – not without reason did the premiere take place in a concert hall. The Kammerchor Stuttgart and the Hofkapelle Stuttgart under the leadership of Frieder Bernius master the challenges of the Missa with bravura. All the sonorous groups work together intensively, creating an organic and homogeneous flow of interpretation. The young quartet of soloists Johanna Winkel, Sophie Harmsen, Sebastian Kohlhepp and Arttu Kataja complement the ensembles.


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Frieder Bernius Personal details

Soloist - soprano

Johanna Winkel Personal details

Soloist - alto

Sophie Harmsen Personal details

Soloist - tenor

Sebastian Kohlhepp Personal details

Soloist - bass

Arttu Kataja Personal details


Kammerchor Stuttgart Personal details


Hofkapelle Stuttgart Personal details


Ludwig van Beethoven Personal details


On tient là l’un des plus beaux disques entendus depuis plusieurs années, à même de justifier un Must de ConcertoNet des plus mérités.
Florent Coudeyrat, ConcertoNet, 18.05.2019


Kammerchor und Hofkapelle Stuttgart briljerer i detaljar som dette.
Sjur Haga Bringeland, Dag og Tid, 16.05.2019


Gleichwohl bewältigt die bestens aufeinander eingespielte Musikformation aus Stuttgart die Aufgabe bravourös. Bernius meißelt seinen Beethoven mit Feingeist.
Aachener Zeitung, 26.04.2019