Collegium Musicum 90/Richard Hickox: Beethoven - Mass in C

The Collegium Musicum 90 join Richard Hickox in an exceptional performance of Beethoven's Mass in C.

Composer: Beethoven
Repertoire: Mass in C
Artists: Collegium Musicum 90/Richard Hickox
Rating: 5/5
Genre: Orchestral/Vocal
Label: Chandos CHAN 0703

If you’ve heard that Beethoven’s Mass in C lacks the passion of later compositions, seize this recording from musicians who think differently. Hickox avoids making the work’s opening sound like the later and greater Missa Solemnis. Instead, he shapes a lyrical introduction as a springboard for fireworks in the Gloria and Credo. Clear-toned period instruments provide a kaleidoscopic accompaniment to magnificent singing.