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Mozart: Requiem, Etc / Norrington, Argenta, Robbin, Et Al


Release Date: 02/09/1999 
Label:  Virgin Classics Veritas Catalog #: 61520   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Nancy ArgentaCatherine RobbinJohn Mark AinsleyAlastair Miles
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Heinrich Schütz ChoirLondon Classical PlayersSchütz Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...The Norrington version is a wholly different matter. It uses an entirely new score by Duncan Druce, rejecting Siissmayer and other additional editorial accretions, and presenting a 'partly re-composed' Requiem, with alterations as early as the `Recordare' and Sanctus. The result is fascinatingly controversial, yet undoubtedly successful once one adjusts to the changes. Norrington certainly believes in it, and his account is both vibrant and weighty, with at times unpredictable but never eccentric tempos. The soloists, too (including Nancy Argenta and John Mark Ainsley), are very good and so is the recording. As bonuses Norrington offers a serene Ave verum corpus and a plangently insistent version of the Maurerische Trauermusik.
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-- Gramophone [3/1999]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Requiem in D minor, K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Catherine Robbin (Alto), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor),
Alastair Miles (Bass)
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Heinrich Schütz Choir,  London Classical Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  St. Augustine's Church, Kilburn, London 
Length: 51 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This recording uses Duncan Druce's 1984 completion of the Requiem rather than the standard Sussmayr edition. 
2.
Ave verum corpus in D major, K 618 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Heinrich Schütz Choir,  Schütz Consort
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  St. Augustine's Church, Kilburn, London 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3.
Masonic Funeral Music in C minor, K 477 (479a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Roger Norrington
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Classical Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1991 
Venue:  St. Augustine's Church, Kilburn, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 36 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Maurerische Trauermusik in C minor K477/K479a
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce): Introitus: Requiem aeternam
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce): Kyrie eleison
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce), Sequenz: Dies irae
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce), Sequenz: Tuba mirum
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce), Sequenz: Rex tremendae
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce), Sequenz: Recordare
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce), Sequenz: Confutatis maledictus
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce), Sequenz: Lacrimosa
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce), Sequenz: Amen
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce), Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce), Offertorium: Hostias et preces tibi
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce): Sanctus
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce): Benedictus
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce): Agnus Dei
Mass No. 19 in D minor K626, 'Requiem' (completed by Duncan Druce): Communio : Lux aeterna
Ave verum corpus in D K618

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