311

October

29

Fri

8:00 pm
Kölner Dom

The ‘Missa solemnis’ in Cologne Cathedral

Program

Ludwig van Beethoven
Mass for four soloists, choir, orchestra and orgue in D major,, op. 123 (‘Missa solemnis’) (1819–23)

Karlheinz Stockhausen
‘Gesang der Jünglinge‘ (‘Song of the Youths‘). Elektronic music (1955/56)

Artists

Valentina Farcas soprano
Rachel Frenkel alto
Werner Güra tenor
Andreas Wolf bass
Vokalensemble Kölner Dom
Eberhard Metternich preparation
Concerto Köln
Kent Nagano conductor
Juan Verdaguer Sound Projection

Kent Nagano has never lost his joy in making musical discoveries. Equally in demand in the great concert halls and opera houses, he has now embarked on a long-term project with the period ensemble Concerto Köln in order to explore historically informed readings of Wagner’s ‘Ring’. In a special concert for the Beethoven Jubilee, these musical partners will perform Beethoven’s ‘Missa solemnis’ in Cologne Cathedral, formerly the official residence of Beethoven’s employer, Prince-Elector Maximilian Franz. Beethoven himself considered this vaulting composition his finest creation. The architecture of Cologne Cathedral supplies the perfect backdrop.

#Vocal music #Concert for orchestra #for singing lovers

Kölner Dom
Sponsored by Rau Foundation
A project within the context of BTHVN2020, funded by the Federal Republic of Germany, the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Rhein-Sieg-Kreis and the City of Bonn
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Artists

Valentina Farcas
Valentina Farcas
Rachel Frenkel
Rachel Frenkel
Eberhard Metternich
Eberhard Metternich
Juan Verdaguer
Juan Verdaguer