About the album
The Missa Solemnis is one of Beethoven’s great works; nothing he composed surpasses it for scale, sincerity or sheer vision. The 1982 BBC Proms live recording features an outstanding array of soloists. Sir Georg Solti recorded the Missa Solemnis twice, once with the Chicago Symphony in 1978 and later a live recording with the Berlin Philharmonic, both only available digitally or as part of boxed sets. Mr. Solti was one of the most influential and most recorded 20th century conductors.