s Missa solemnis – Collegium Vocale Gent

Collegium Vocale Gent


20/01/2018 — 19:00
Theater aan het Vrijthof | Maastricht | BE

Franz SCHUBERT(1797-1828):
Symphony No.7 D.759
Mass No.6 (Missa solemnis) D.950

Johanna Winkel _soprano_
Sophie Harmsen _mezzosoprano_
Benjamin Hulett _tenor_
Robin Tritschler _tenor_
Krešimir Stražanac _bass_

*Collegium Vocale Gent*
Philharmonie Zuidnederland
Philippe Herreweghe


Missa solemnis

Although Franz Schubert died at just 31, he wrote nearly 1000 works including his immortal songs, piano sonatas and string quartets. He also wrote quite a lot of religious music, and doing so increased his understanding of symphonic forms. The monumental _Mass no. 6_ (Missa solemnis) from 1828 is ‘triumph and swan song at once’. Full of references to Bach, Haydn and Mozart, this brilliant concert mass is really a homage to Schubert’s great hero Beethoven, who he had helped to bury the year before.