Wednesday September 23, 2020

A fervent performance of Beethoven's best

Beethoven’s slams into you with a thunderous tsunami of song and sound

13th December, 2015
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Rachel Kelly

National Concert Hall, December 4

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and RTÉ Philharmonic Choir

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis doesn’t give you time to think, it slams into you with a thunderous tsunami of song and sound before you have time to settle in your seat. Its opening is exhilarating and nothing like it exists in sacred music. There are some who question its description as a Mass and prefer oratorio as its...

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