How Often Do You Hear a Mass in Old Church Slavonic?
Moravian composer Leos Janacek, who died in 1928 at the age of 74, wrote many of his most highly regarded works in the last dozen years of his life. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, his monumental Mass is striking in its structure, size, rhythms, and tone, not to mention its use of an ancient text.
Listen to the Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert re-broadcast of the 2014 performance featuring mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey in a performance of Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass on Sunday, November 22, 2015 on WRTI.
Listen to more of Susan Lewis' interview with mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor and tenor Anthony Dean Griffey, speaking about their approach to the unusual work.