Haydn: Missa Sanctae Caeciliae / Popp, Moll
Lucia Popp (soprano), Doris Soffel (contralto), Horst Laubenthal (tenor), Kurt Moll (bass), Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Haydn: Mass, Hob. XXII: 5 in C major 'Cäcilienmesse'
Arthaus presents the performance of Haydn’s Missa Sanctae Ceaciliae conducted by Rafael Kubelík live from the Basilika Ottobeuren. The work was without doubt one of the highlights of the wonderful Kubelík era. Under his guidance the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks also became one of the world’s foremost Haydn orchestras. When the orchestra discovered the baroque Basilica of Ottobeuren as the perfect venue for sacred music of the classic-romantic repertoire, their concerts enjoyed huge popularity, leaving a lasting impression on those who experienced them at first hand.