BEETHOVEN / MASS IN C MAJOR - Accentus English version

BEETHOVEN / MASS IN C MAJOR

Program

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Symphony No 39
Ludwig van Beethoven
Mass in C Major op. 86

No way was accentus going to miss out on the 250th anniversary of a composer so close to its heart. Especially with an opportunity to take on one of Beethoven’s more rarely performed works. Less performed indeed than the Missa solemnis, the Mass in C Major is a key work about which Beethoven himself said: “I am reluctant to say anything about my Mass, or indeed about myself, but I do believe that I have treated the text in a manner in which it has rarely been treated”. There is little doubt then that Beethoven was aware of the magnitude of the score, equally imposing for its religious fervour. The British composer and conductor, Duncan Ward, will be on the rostrum for this dazzling programme.

2h with interval

Cast

Chiara Skerath, soprano
Julie Robard-Gendre, alto
Maximilian Schmitt, tenor
Andreas Wolf, bass

accentus
Insula orchestra
Duncan Ward, conductor
Marc Korovitch, choirmaster

Performances

  • Jan
    23

    20h30 - Île Seguin, Auditorium de La Seine Musicale
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