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Mozart: Requiem, Etc / Schuldt-jensen, Leipzig Co, Et Al


Release Date: 03/21/2006 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8557728   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marcus UllmannMartin SnellAnne ButerMiriam Allan
Conductor:  Morten Schuldt-Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Chamber OrchestraGewandhaus Chamber Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


This falls very neatly into the category of clean, tidy, well-mannered, and very articulate Mozart Requiems, with crisp rhythms and expeditious tempos that perfectly suit the moderate-sized performing forces. There are so many different versions, editions, and variations of each version and edition of this famously unfinished work that your preference may just come down to whichever one you heard first, or whether you prefer period or modern instruments, Süssmayr or Levin, Decca or Telarc. Who knows--but suffice it to say, this new recording from Leipzig stands as a solid, safe choice, with no faddishness, bad soloists, or strange conductor mannerisms (except for an
Read more unnecessary, gratuitous pause just before the final chord). The only thing missing is the more pointed expression and scintillating power of some other versions on disc, from Marriner/ASMF (still my favorite Süssmayr/modern-instrument recording) to Pearlman/Boston Baroque (the Levin edition, with period instruments), or Herreweghe (Süssmayr, with period instruments). I also feel that in general the brisker tempos detract from the movements where more solemnity and weight is required. However, the keenly-drawn phrasing and careful diction, along with a more modestly-proportioned orchestra, brings an intimacy to the work that we usually don't experience.

--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Requiem in D minor, K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Marcus Ullmann (Tenor), Martin Snell (Bass), Anne Buter (Mezzo Soprano),
Miriam Allan (Soprano)
Conductor:  Morten Schuldt-Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Chamber Orchestra,  Gewandhaus Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Great Hall, Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 40 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Great Hall, Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany (11/10/2004 - 11/12/2004)
This selection is sung in Greek and Latin. 
2.
Inter natos mulierum in G major, K 72 (74f) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anne Buter (Mezzo Soprano), Martin Snell (Bass), Marcus Ullmann (Tenor),
Miriam Allan (Soprano)
Conductor:  Morten Schuldt-Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Chamber Orchestra,  Gewandhaus Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Salzburg, Austria 
Venue:  Great Hall, Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Great Hall, Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany (11/10/2004 - 11/12/2004) 
3.
Misericordias Domini, K 222 (205a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Miriam Allan (Soprano), Martin Snell (Bass), Anne Buter (Mezzo Soprano),
Marcus Ullmann (Tenor)
Conductor:  Morten Schuldt-Jensen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Chamber Orchestra,  Gewandhaus Chamber Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Venue:  Great Hall, Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Great Hall, Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany (11/10/2004 - 11/12/2004) 

Sound Samples

Inter natos mulierum, K. 72
Misericordias Domini, K. 222
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Introit: Requiem aeternam
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Kyrie eleison
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Sequence: I. Dies irae
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Sequence: II. Tuba mirum
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Sequence: III. Rex tremendae majestatis
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Sequence: IV. Recordare, Jesu pie
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Sequence: V. Confutatis maledictis
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Sequence: VI. Lacrimosa dies illa (completed by Sussmayr)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Offertory: I. Domine Jesu Christe
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Offertory: II. Hostias et preces
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Sanctus (Sussmayr)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Benedictus (Sussmayr)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Agnus Dei (Sussmayr)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: Communion: Lux aeterna (completed by Sussmayr)

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