Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique Plays Beethoven

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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

  1. Kyrie
  2. Gloria
  3. Credo
  4. Sanctus
  5. Benedictus
  6. 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: