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Missa Solemnis op. 123

February 22nd, 2011 by Jessica Futran on Jessica Futran's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Honestly, at first Missa Solemnis seems incredibly boring. It is a shame that the “Kyrie” section is as slow as it is. The sluggish tempo immediately put me in this daze where I was just letting the music float around me instead of allowing me to actively engage in it.
The subsequent “Gloria” section was [...]

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Beethoven’s D Major Mass

by C. Shota Horikawa on Christopher Horikawa's Blog · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Kyrie: I’m a bit confused by this opening movement; I’m not feeling the usual exploratory nature of Beethoven’s music. It feels as if Beethoven is purposely making it sound traditional and even square (especially with the use of the timpani in an almost march like feel) I guess that that it may be because [...]

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Beethoven and the Morose Mozart.

by Gregory Wang on Greg Wang · No Comments · Uncategorized

To the best of my knowledge (in this case, the gut-feeling-index), no one does dying-music like Mozart.  Bach is  a possible exception.  But Mozart–that guy could really scribble out a few tear-jerkers.  The first half of the Requiem?  Masterful.   The death of the Commodore in Don Giovanni?  Some sublime stuff.  Predictably, it seems that [...]

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Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

by Luke Fatora on Luke Fatora's Blog · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

I really enjoyed listening to this piece: the work itself makes me wonder if Beethoven limited what he did with his 9th symphony in order to avoid pushing the limits of symphonic form more than people would be willing to put up with. The scale of the Missa Solemnis makes this seem plausible to me; [...]

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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D minor, Op. 123

by Gabrielle Martinez on Gabrielle Martinez's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Up until today, I had never heard of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in D minor. In general, I am a huge fan of giant choral works like this one. As a singer, I long to wear a ridiculously extravagant dress and sing gorgeous alto solos accompanied by a talented orchestra. Masses in particular draw my attention [...]

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Beethoven Blogging 2/20

by Elaine Daiber on Elaine Daiber's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

I think that the thing that struck me most about the Kyrie in Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis was the way that the music trades off between the chorus and the soloists. Although it did create a very different and exciting atmosphere, I found it a bit distracting to listen to. For me, it gave the piece [...]

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Missa Solemnis

by David Bird on David Bird's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Like in Fidellio, Missa Solemnis vastly stretches the vocal palette to resemble the shapes and contours found in it’s instrumental accompaniment. These vocal passages are long winded, but not coupled in the organic contrapuntal motion found in the masses of Palestrina. They are projected rather angularly, and often timidly perched upon the rigid blockades of [...]

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Beethoven- Missa Solemnis

by Becky on Rebecca Johnson's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Upon listening to the Kyria, Gloria, and Credo of Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, my thoughts were that it is a very powerful work and written very effectively. I didn’t think anything like, Wow, he was deaf! or I can see why this was his favorite of all his pieces, it’s so much better than the rest! [...]

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Beethoven

by Miles Labat on Miles Labat's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

What I enjoyed most about the the three movements was the differences between them. Though I haven’t listened to the whole piece, from the three movements I can tell that there was a story being told. Thanks to the contrast between the sound of each movement, listening to this was like hearing different perspectives of [...]

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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123

by Ellen Hurley on Ellen Hurley's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

So, Beethoven composed Missa Solemnis over the course of a few years…1819 – 1823. Beethoven had also recently gone deaf, so it was a bit more of a challenge for him. It has a rather large instrumentation, especially in relation to older masses.
The Kyrie has a call and response going on between all the sections [...]

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Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123 (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo)

by Shihui on Shihui Yin's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

The Missa Solemnis is certainly one of  Beethoven’s master works in his late period. Actually, this composition is always regarded as a symphony but not the sacred music. In some ways, this composition is entirely special and unique — only Beethoven has the talent and inspiration to handle the boundary between the ancient music form and his [...]

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Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

by Valerie Chiang on Valerie Chiang: An Oberlin Blog · No Comments · Romantic Music History

I found Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123 very profound and quite different from the rest of his works (at least, the ones that I am familiar with). It was refreshing and not quite what I expected from the usual dark quality of Beethoven’s late compositions. Missa Solemnis was written late in Beethoven’s [...]

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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis in D, Op. 123 – Kyrie, Gloria, Credo

by Karolyn Byers on Karolyn Byers's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis in D is orchestrated much like the fourth movement of his ninth symphony. There is heavy orchestration with the use of much brass and an overall very thick texture in larger areas. Beethoven also decided to use low brass such as a trombone section, which he didn’t include in his compositions [...]

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Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

February 16th, 2011 by Ha-Eun Ryu on Ha-Eun Ryu's Blog · No Comments · Uncategorized

As someone who is not terribly familiar with–and therefore not terribly fond of–Beethoven or of vocal music, I can’t say I was moved by Missa Solemnis at all. My dislike of this piece is not necessarily specific to the piece itself; first, I generally do not like Beethoven’s music outside his piano compositions, although I [...]

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