6 Jun 2013

Curtain Raiser: Beethoven - Missa Solemnis

From the collecton Curtain Raiser
Rose Window, Strasbourg Cathedral

Rose Window, Strasbourg Cathedral Photo: CC0 Public Domain

“From behind the closed door of one of the parlors we could hear the master working on the fugue of the Credo, singing, yelling, stomping his feet. … The door opened and Beethoven stood before us, his features distorted to the point of inspiring terror,” said the composer's friend Anton Schindler.

Brian Kay presents an introduction.

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