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Mozart: Requiem, Kyrie / Philippe Herreweghe, Et Al


Release Date: 04/10/1997 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 901620   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sibylla RubensAnnette MarkertIan BostridgeHanno Müller-Brachmann
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale ParisCollegium VocaleChamps-Élysées Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

December 1791, the final Requiem. Tired by his many voyages around Europe ever since he had been rejected in Vienna, Mozart could not find the strength to honour his promise to compose a Requiem in record time for the person who had commissioned it... He was in fact to be struck down by illness during its composition and it was his pupil Süssmayr who finished the work according to his instructions. This version remains the most convincing, for the presence and grandeur of Mozart are present everywhere - in the baroque imagination and the classical style, in the universal unrest and the sheer terror of a man alone in the face of Death. December 1791, the final Requiem. Tired by his many voyages around Europe ever since he had been rejected in Vienna, Mozart could not find the strength to honour his promise to compose a Requiem in record time for the person who had commissioned it... He was in fact to be struck down by illness during its composition and it was his pupil Süssmayr who finished the work according to his instructions. This version remains the most convincing, for the presence and grandeur of Mozart are present everywhere - in the baroque imagination and the classical style, in the universal unrest and the sheer terror of a man alone in the face of Death. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Requiem in D minor, K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sibylla Rubens (Soprano), Annette Markert (Alto), Ian Bostridge (Tenor),
Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Paris,  Collegium Vocale,  Champs-Élysées Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Language: Latin 
2. Kyrie in D minor, K 341 (368a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Philippe Herreweghe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  La Chapelle Royale Paris,  Collegium Vocale,  Champs-Élysées Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1788; Munich, Germany 
Language: Latin 

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