How Often Do You Hear a Mass in Old Church Slavonic?

Nov 16, 2015

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.

Mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor

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.