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Old 01-28-2013, 08:43 AM   #2573
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Originally Posted by Dan Lobb View Post
"Deeper emotions"? If you listen to Furtwangler or Karajan conduct Haydn, you will hear not only emotions, but a profound spirituality, something more significant than mere emotions. The greatest composers attempted to reveal spitiyual realities, this was true not just of Bach and Handel, but also Haydn (the Masses, Creation, the Seasons, Seven Last Words of Christ), Mozart (Requiem, Mass in C Minor, Zauberflote, other sacred works).
Did you know that Mozart accepted a position as church composer just before his death?
Beethoven wrote two great spiritual edifices, the Missa Solemnis and Ninth Symphony, as the culmination of his work.
Dan, I did not know it.

I would like to add Schubert's last mass (in German words it's in Es-Dur).

Of course we may not forget Bach's great Passions and his "High Mass".

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