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Mozart: Requiem / Weil, Tafelmusik, Tolzer Boys Choir

Release Date: 03/21/2000 
Label:  Sony Classical Vivarte Series Catalog #: 60764   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barbara HölzlJörg HeringHarry Van der KampMarina Ulewicz
Conductor:  Bruno Weil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys ChoirTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 44 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording presents a performance of H.C. Robbins Landon's edition of Mozart's Requiem, a product of modern scholarship, sound musicological argument, and learned intuition. It comprises Mozart's original fragment along with completions by the familiar Süssmayr, as well as Mozart's other students, Eybler and Freystädtler. The CD booklet gives details on who added what, and makes for interesting reading. But, the real concern here is the performance itself, and it is truly captivating. Bruno Weil's quick tempos bring fresh air and sunlight into the mausoleum some have made of this work. There is a compelling urgency that carries over from one movement to the next. The "Rex tremendae" here sounds
Read more chilling, its defiant anger fully embodied by the Tölzer Boys Choir, which sings with all the range and beauty of a traditional choir but with more clarity and poignancy. The four soloists are beautifully devotional, though bass Harry van der Kamp has some slight intonation problems in the "Tuba mirum". Tafelmusik's vividly colorful playing clarifies the musical lines with naturalness and subtlety, while the recorded sound marvelously balances reverberation and clarity. An outstanding release.

--Victor Carr, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

Requiem in D minor, K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Barbara Hölzl (Mezzo Soprano), Jörg Hering (Tenor), Harry Van der Kamp (Bass),
Marina Ulewicz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bruno Weil
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tölz Boys Choir,  Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1999 
Venue:  Parish Church, Bad Tölz, Germany 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: H.C. Robbins Landon
This selection was edited by H.C. Robbins Landon based on fragments by Franz Xaver Süssmayr and Joseph Eybler. 

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