|| Title from disc label.
Interview with Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducted by Monika Mertl in English, German, and French, and Latin text with English translation (27 pages : illustrations) inserted in container.
|Participant or Performer Note:
|| Laura Aikin, soprano ; Bernarda Fink, alto ; Johannes Chum, tenor ; Ruben Drole, bass ; Arnold Schoenberg Chor ; Erwin Ortner, chorus master ; Concentus Musicus Wien ; Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor.
|Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
|| Recorded 2015 July 3-5 Stephaniensaal, Graz, Austria.
|| "The performances of the Missa solemnis at the Styriarte Festival in Graz and at the Salzburg Festival in summer 2015 were Nikolaus Harnoncourt's last concerts. After his retirement from the stage later that year, it was Mr. Harnoncourt's express wish that this album, made from the material captured at the Graz concerts and rehearsals, also be his last released recordings. Beethoven's late masterpiece has thus become the final chapter of an unparalleled discography spanning 65 years"--Container.
|| Sung in Latin.