Karajan conducts Beethoven’s “Missa solemnis” in Salzburg

Beethoven’s Missa solemnis is one of the most impressive sacred compositions there is, in which religious affirmation, virtuosic vocal music and a large-scale symphonic framework combine to create a powerful whole. In this live 1979 recording from Salzburg, Herbert von Karajan, who was deeply rooted in the Christian faith, realises a performance which is as emotional as it is powerful.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Herbert von Karajan

Programme Guide

© 1979 Unitel


Herbert von Karajan Chief conductor 1956–1989
Ludwig van Beethoven composer
José van Dam baritone

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