20 Jan 2006

Symphony conquers majestic 'Missa'


On short notice, Brewer steps in

By Richard Dyer [Boston Globe 20 January 2006]

James Levine doesn't mince words, and in his note to the audience in this week's Boston Symphony Orchestra program book he proclaims, ''[Beethoven's] 'Missa Solemnis' is the greatest piece ever written. Really, l mean it."