About the album
Many of Sir Colin Davis's finest recordings for LSO Live have focused on choral music and opera. Recent titles have included Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem, Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini and Tippett's A Child of Our Time. Beethoven's early Mass in C is written on a less grandiose scale than the later Missa Solemnis yet contains some of the composer's most sublime music for voices. Sir Colin is joined by a perfectly balanced group of singers in Sally Matthews, Sara Mingardo, John Mark Ainsley and Alastair Miles. The release also includes the Prisoners' Chorus from Sir Colin's celebrated recording of Beethoven's Fidelio. Sir Colin's forthcoming LSO Live releases include Haydn's Creation and Sibelius's Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4.