Derby Bach Choir sings
Haydn, Vivaldi and Beethoven,
heard by MIKE WHEELER
Beethoven's Mass in C tends to be overlooked, squeezed between Haydn's late masses on the one hand, and Beethoven's own Missa Solemnis on the other. But, as Derby Bach Choir and conductor Richard Roddis reminded us, it is a fine, noble work in its own right (Derby Cathedral, Derby, UK, 17 November 2012).
It was a performance alive to both the work's relationship with the tradition of Viennese mass settings, and Beethoven's individual take on that tradition...
Copyright © 27 November 2012