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Rituals Of Transformation - Mozart, Tibetan, Gregorian


Release Date: 12/10/1998 
Label:  Network World Music   Catalog #: 41867   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartAnonymous
Performer:  Audrey MichaelBettina DennerScot WeirHermann-Christian Polster
Conductor:  Jörg-Peter Weigle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Philharmonic OrchestraStuttgart Academy of Music and Fine Arts ChoirSchola Gregoriana,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A most unusual musical encounter. 180 musicians succeeded in blending Buddhist meditation rites with Christian funerary liturgy. The Stuttgart Philharmoniker and two choirs performed Mozart's Requiem, twelve Tibetan monks from the Tashi Dhargye monastery performed mantras from the Yamantaka and Mahakala rituals, and the Schola Gregoriana performed Gregorian chant. A most unusual musical encounter. 180 musicians succeeded in blending Buddhist meditation rites with Christian funerary liturgy. The Stuttgart Philharmoniker and two choirs performed Mozart's Requiem, twelve Tibetan monks from the Tashi Dhargye monastery performed mantras from the Yamantaka and Mahakala rituals, and the Schola Gregoriana performed Gregorian chant. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Requiem in D minor, K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Audrey Michael (Soprano), Bettina Denner (Mezzo Soprano), Scot Weir (Tenor),
Hermann-Christian Polster (Bass)
Conductor:  Jörg-Peter Weigle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra,  Stuttgart Academy of Music and Fine Arts Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Requiem Mass by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Gregoriana
Period: Medieval 
3.
Yamantaka Ritual by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tashi Dhargye Monastery Monks
Written: Tibet, China 
4.
Mahakala Ritual by Anonymous
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tashi Dhargye Monastery Monks
Written: Tibet, China 

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