First-time ever two rarities are unified on 1 DVD.
Magnificent recordings of Weber and Haydn‘s sacral works from stunning venues.
Rafael Kubelik and Horst Stein conduct famous German orchestras and choirs.
Carl Maria von Weber composed the “Missa Sancta No. 1” in ocassion of the name day of King Friedrich August I of Saxony. Weber himself conducted the first performence in the Dresden Hofkirche in 1818. Thanks to the creation at the very same time it is also called “Freischützmesse”. More than 250 years later the rarely performed work is revived in the Basilika Waldsassen. Horst Stein, longtime principal conductor of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and famous for his work at Bayreuth Festival, conducts a first class cast with the soloists Krisztina Laki, Marga Schiml, Josef Protschka and Jan-Hendrik Rootering.
Arthaus Musik presents the performance of Haydn’s “Missa Sanctae Ceaciliae” conducted by Rafael Kubelík live from the Basilika Ottobeuren. The work is a one of the highlights of the wonderful Kubelík era. Under his guidance the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks also has become one of the world’s foremost Haydn orchestras. When the orchestra found the baroque Basilica of Ottobeuren as the perfect venue for sacred and romantic repertoire, their concerts enjoyed huge popularity, leaving a lasting impression on those who experienced them at first hand.
Sound Format: PCM Stereo
Picture Format: 4:3
Subtitles: GB, DE, FR (Weber) / GB, DE, FR, ES, IT (Haydn)
Blu-ray Disc 25 GB (Single Layer)
Resolution: 1080i High Definition (Upscale)
Running Time: 42 mins (Weber) & 73 mins (Haydn)