Mozart: Requiem in D minor
Mariss Jansons, Conductor
Recorded live at Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 14-16 September 2011.
During his last years in Vienna Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed only three liturgical works: the short ‘Ave Verum Corpus’ and two unfinished masterworks: the ‘Mass in C minor’ and the ‘Requiem’ in D minor. Most of his sacred oeuvre was written at an early age in the conservative city of Salzburg. The ‘Requiem’ from 1791 is stylistically far removed from that early church music and suits the concert hall better than the church.
Chief conductor Mariss Jansons leads the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Netherlands Radio Choir and a stellar vocal quartet, featuring Genia Kühmeier, Bernarda Fink, Mark Padmore and Gerald Finley in an intense reading of Mozart’s last masterpiece.
BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K626
Introit: Requiem aeternam (Chorus)
Kyrie eleison (Chorus)
Sequence No. 1: Dies Irae (Chorus)
Sequence No. 2: Tuba mirum (Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Baritone)
Sequence No. 3: Rex tremendae majestatis (Chorus)
Sequence No. 4: Recordare, Jesu pie (Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Baritone)
Sequence No. 5: Confutatis maledictis (Chorus)
Sequence No. 6: Lacrimosa dies illa (Chorus)
Offertory No. 1: Domine Jesu Christe (Chorus)
Offertory No. 2: Hostias et preces (Chorus)
Benedictus (Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Baritone)
Agnus Dei (Chorus)
Communion: Lux aeterna (Soprano, Chorus)