Miss Solemnis: In a letter from 1822, Beethoven declared that his Mass in D, “Missa solemnis,” was the “greatest work I have composed so far.” The “Missa solemnis” is Beethoven’s largest and longest composition (apart from his opera Fidelio), and yet one of his most intimate and personal. He inscribed the opening of the Kyrie with the words: “From the heart—may it go again to the heart.” A live performance of the "Missa solemnis" is a once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed!
Pre-concert talk at 1:15 p.m.
Categories: Outside Presenter
Running Time: 2 Hours (Includes a 20 minute intermission)