The Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, under the direction of John Eliot Gardiner, returns to Carnegie Hall for a performance of Beethoven's epic choral work Missa Solemnis.
The program, which also features the Monteverdi Choir, was broadcast on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 pm.
The broadcast follows last year's Carnegie Hall Live appearance by the ORR performing an all-Beethoven program and constitutes part of WQXR's Beethoven Awareness Month.
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Artistic Director and Conductor
Elisabeth Meister, Soprano
Jennifer Johnston, Mezzo-Soprano
Michael Spyres, Tenor
Matthew Rose, Bass
Missa Solemnis in D Major, Op. 123
- Agnus Dei
Listen: John Eliot Gardiner considers why the Missa Solemnis is so rarely performed:
Listen: audience members try to pronounce the orchestra's mouthful of a name:
Below is an archive of the live chat conversation: