Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis


The Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123 was created for the consecration of Archduke Rudolf of Austria as archbishop of the Moravian city of Olomouc. He was the son of Emperor Leopold II, and an exceptionally diligent pupil of Beethoven’s (1770-1827).  He began composing it at 48, when he was almost completely deaf and grew ever more lonesome. The piece is contemporary with the Hammerklavier Sonata, the Ninth Symphony and the three last piano sonatas. This was an extremely trying time for the German composer, who was engrossed in the chasms of his own self. Thus, it is not strange that this is one of the works in which the music ceases to be absolute and becomes an outlet for expressing human qualities and concerns.


Teatro Colón’s Resident Orchestra
Luiz Fernando Malheiro

Teatro Colón’s Resident Chorus
Miguel Martínez


Mónica Ferracani

María Luján Mirabelli

Darío Schmunck


Permanent Orchestra

It is one of the oldest symphonic groups in Argentina.


Stable Choir

The Stable Choir of the Teatro Colón was created in 1925. In its first season it was directed by Achille Consoli and César Stiattesi. The following year, Rafael Terragnolo took over, and he continued to lead the Coro for twenty-five years.

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