Soulful Performance Of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis At Bushnell

There are 2 comments on the Hartford Courant story from May 17, 2008, titled Soulful Performance Of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis At Bushnell. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

By imagining the opening Kyrie as a "slow introduction" and the Gloria, Credo, Sanctus and Agnus Dei that follow as a symphonic conception, conductor Edward Cumming argued during an inspired pre-concert ...

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Sarah

Meriden, CT

#1 May 18, 2008
Thanks to The Hartford Courant for reviewing this important concert. I was at this performance, too, and can affirm that the reviewer captured the magic and mystery of this performance, especially the role of the Chorale as part of the orchestral sonic tapestry, and the utterly rapt attention of the audience. It would be great if The Courant could run occasional preview articles about classical performances, especially for major works like the Missa Solemnis. This was a stunning performance of a significant musical work which is performed only rarely, and it was worthy of more coverage in The Courant.
karl lieck

Mcallen, TX

#2 Nov 13, 2008
the number three question has no correct date in which beethoven was born. he was born in december 1770.

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