The Kammerchor Stuttgart, under the direction of Bernius, Frieder is one of the finest choirs worldwide. Their many prizewinning a cappella recordings have set a standard. Now Bernius, Frieder presents Beethovens Missa in C major (op.86). With its tonal language of subjective avowal, the first of Beethoven’s two masses opens up new worlds of expression for the liturgical texts of the Mass which are expressly modern and point towards the future. Not to be considered a preliminary work to the Missa solemnis , it is an entirely independent work which set standards for the further development of settings of the Mass in the 19th century. The world premiere recording of Luigi Cherubini's Sciant gentes (1892) rounds off this CD.
“The playing across the orchestra is excellent and the chorus is very much among the best in the world.” EARLY MUSIC REVIEW