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Mozart: Requiem / Harnoncourt, Yakar, Wenkel, Equiluz, Holl

Mozart / Yakar / Concentus Musicus Wien
Release Date: 11/19/2013 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107295  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kurt EquiluzRachel YakarOrtrun WenkelRobert Holl
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus MusicusVienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, well known for his renewals of readings of the pre-Classical repertoire and an acclaimed master of Mozart interpretation, presented “his” Requiem in 1981. He used period instruments and a cast of singers experienced in authentic performance practice to introduce a new version of the orchestration. This new orchestration was prepared in 1972 and received its Viennese premiere at this concert in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein.

Natural trumpets, hand horns, an early 18th-century set of timpani and two basset-horns blended with the woodwinds and strings in a novel way and infl uenced the vocal aspect of the work, affecting the dynamics of the performance and even the choice of tempi. Even after
Read more more than a quarter of a century, the listener can still be thrilled by the attention with which the soloists and members of the Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor react to these different sounds and to the often unfamiliar phrasing of the Concentus Musicus, whose players support the conductor’s interpretation with great commitment.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
REQUIEM

Rachel Yakar, soprano
Ortrun Wenkel, contralto
Kurt Equiluz, tenor
Robert Holl, bass

Vienna State Opera Chorus
Concentus Musicus Wien
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Recorded live from the Musikverein, Vienna, 1981

Bonus:
- Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata “Komm, du süße Todesstunde”, BWV 161

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 55 mins (Requiem) + 21 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Requiem in D minor, K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kurt Equiluz (Tenor), Rachel Yakar (Soprano), Ortrun Wenkel (Alto),
Robert Holl (Bass)
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concentus Musicus,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 

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