"Remarkably successful" - The Times
"A memorable emotional experience" - Daily Mail
"One of the most beautiful and moving performances of these sublimes movements as one could wish to hear" - Liverpool Daily Post
Jascha Horenstein conducts Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, live at the Leeds Centenary Festival, 1958, with soloists Teresa Stich-Randall, Norma Procter, Peter Pears, Kim Borg, the Leeds Festival Chorus and the Philharmonia Orchestra. From a live BBC broadcast in fine XR remastered sound.
"From the tremendous fugues of the Gloria and the Credo to the tranquillities of the Dona Nobis, the performance encompassed the emotional ranges of the work— never easily, since there is no easiness in it, but with majesty and domination. To hear nearly 300 voices drop from the intensities of the Gloria to the hush of “adoramus te” was breathtaking; to feel the gradual building of the finale of the Agnus Dei was awesome." - Halifax Daily Courier & Guardian