Next up is Beethoven Missa Solemnis with Michael Tilson Thomas,conductor and the San Francisco Symphony.

Cast includes: Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano;    Michael Fabiano, tenor;     Shenyang, bass-baritone

Beethoven wrote across the top, “From the heart—may it return to the heart.”  Written in the same period as the Ninth Symphony, Beethoven in his later years considered this work his best.