Mozart - Requiem (DVD) | Belvedere BVE08036

Mozart - Requiem (DVD)

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Label: Belvedere

Cat No: BVE08036

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 1st December 2017

Contents

Artists

Genia Kuhmeier (soprano)
Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo-soprano)
Mark Padmore (tenor)
Adam Plachetka (bass-baritone)
Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Conductor

Mariss Jansons

Works

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Requiem in D minor, K626

Artists

Genia Kuhmeier (soprano)
Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo-soprano)
Mark Padmore (tenor)
Adam Plachetka (bass-baritone)
Chor und Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Conductor

Mariss Jansons

About

Mozartís Requiem may have been written under strange circumstances in the final months of the composerís life, but the work itself is timeless. Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus give a powerful and poignant performance of Mozartís masterpiece with an impressive group of solo singers, in a concert recorded live in Munich in May 2017.

Even its composerís death could not halt the success of Mozartís Requiem. Although left incomplete on his death in December 1791, having been anonymously commissioned, the Requiem was completed by a pupil of Mozartís, Franz Xaver SŁssmayr. By the time it was premiered in 1793, it was already a famous work, shrouded in mystery. But even more mysterious than the story behind it is the magisterial quality of Mozartís writing, from the ferocity of the Dies irae to the otherworldly grace of the Lacrimosa.

Genia KŁhmeier, Elisabeth Kulman, Mark Padmore and Adam Plachetka are the world-class soloists joining Jansons and his orchestra and chorus. Padmore was Artist-in-Residence with the orchestra for the 2016/17 season and his rapport with the orchestra is evident. His ringing, distinctive tenor voice is well matched, too, to Jansonsís eloquent and subtle interpretation. ĎFor him it is not about rhetoric, but more about transcendence,í wrote SŁddeutsche Zeitung of Jansonsís conducting Ė suggesting a transcendent faith in humanity, even in the face of death.

Running time: ca 65 min.

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