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This review is from: Beethoven: Missa Solemnis [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
I do consider the Missa as Beethoven's greatest orchestral/choral work, the 9th notwithstanding. So far, it has been given a step-brotherly treatment by most of the visual media, and there are very few 'commendable' performances on CDs.
The very grandeur (if I may call it that) of the work gets lost in the inadequate resources for recording it.
This particular production remedies most of those inadequacies. Thielmann has done a great job with his orchestra, and I dare say, this reading of Beethoven surpasses his much vaunted Symphonic cycle with the Vienna Philharmonic. Each detail is well chosen. The soloists are simply superb. The recording both audio and video is stuff that I have only thus far dreamed about.
No hesitation in giving it the high five.