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Classical - Released February 21, 2014 | RCA Red Seal

Distinctions 4 étoiles de Classica
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Classical - Released March 29, 2013 | RCA Red Seal

Distinctions Diapason d'or
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Full Operas - Released February 26, 2008 | Naxos

Distinctions 9 de Classica-Répertoire
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Classical - Released April 7, 2017 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released April 14, 2017 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released February 4, 2013 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released April 14, 2017 | RCA Red Seal

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Symphonic Music - Released August 12, 2016 | The Golden Legacy of Music

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Classical - Released December 20, 2013 | West Hill Radio Archives

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Classical - Released October 17, 2003 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released April 14, 2017 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released April 14, 2017 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released April 14, 2017 | RCA Red Seal

When it was released, Arturo Toscanini's 1953 recording of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis came in a simple black box that said only "Beethoven," "Missa Solemnis," and "Toscanini" on the cover. What else was there to say? Beethoven was the greatest composer in the history of music, the Missa Solemnis was his greatest work, and Toscanini was his greatest interpreter. What else did the buyer need to know? When Toscanini's 1953 recording was reissued on CD in 1990 as part of RCA's Toscanini Edition, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis had to share top billing with Cherubini's Requiem. But although Toscanini's name was below the title, now it was printed in a larger typeface than either the composers or their works. And in a way, this is just and fitting because who else is going to buy this recording except someone who values Toscanini more than they value Beethoven? Or, to put it more accurately, someone who values marketing more than either because this tired performance and tinny recording is hardly Toscanini's best Missa Solemnis. For a great Toscanini Missa Solemnis, try his 1940 recording, a tremendously furious performance with endless aggression and vitality. His exhausted 1953 performance isn't worth listening to more than once. RCA's original mono sound was tiny as well as tinny, and RCA's digital remastering is a lot louder but not much better.
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Classical - Released April 14, 2017 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released April 14, 2017 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released January 1, 1961 | BnF Collection

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