MUSIKFEST BREMEN, SACRED MUSIC, FROM BERLIOZ TO BEETHOVEN . . .
This summer, Jérémie Rhorer and Le Cercle de l’Harmonie also present a programme of sacred music by Berlioz and Beethoven . . . Jérémie Rhorer and Le Cercle de l’Harmonie premiere at the Musikfest Bremen a new programme consisting of the Messe solennelle of Berlioz and Beethoven’s Christus am Ölberge (Christ on the Mount of Olives). Its aim in this programme, emblematic of the artistic project and repertory of Le Cercle, is to investigate how German Romanticism, and more especially its orchestral and operatic components, had a lasting influence on Berlioz and nourished his musical thought. The score of the Messe solennelle, which Berlioz claimed he had destroyed, was rediscovered in 1992 and given its first modern performance and recording by Sir John Eliot Gardiner in 1993/94.