Mozart - Requiem | Coro COR16093

Mozart - Requiem

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Label: Coro

Cat No: COR16093

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 30th August 2011

Contents

Artists

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Phyllis Pancella (mezzo-soprano)
Andrew Kennedy (tenor)
Eric Owens (bass-baritone)
Robert Nairn (double bass)
Handel and Haydn Society

Conductor

Harry Christophers

Works

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Ave verum corpus, K618
Per questa bella mano, concert aria, K612
Requiem in D minor, K626

Artists

Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Phyllis Pancella (mezzo-soprano)
Andrew Kennedy (tenor)
Eric Owens (bass-baritone)
Robert Nairn (double bass)
Handel and Haydn Society

Conductor

Harry Christophers

About

Coro is very proud to announce the second recording by Harry Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society.

Celebrated soloists Elizabeth Watts, Phyllis Pancella, Andrew Kennedy and Eric Owens joined Harry and the Society to record Mozart’s Requiem live at Boston’s Symphony Hall earlier in 2011.

Mozart’s final moments are reflected through this masterpiece of drama, intensity and depth. The mysterious circumstances surrounding the Requiem’s commission (delivered by a ‘messenger in black’ who refused to reveal the identity of the person who had sent him), and the fact it was left incomplete by a dying Mozart, have ensured a continued fascination with the work. Completed by Mozart’s colleague Süssmayr in 1792, the Requiem is one of Mozart’s most popular and enduring works and one of the most enigmatic pieces of music ever composed.

The CD also feature Mozart’s Ave verum corpus and the first recording on period instruments of his concert aria Per questa bella mano for bass voice and solo double bass obligato—a piece famous for its fiendishly difficult double bass part, performed superbly on this recording by Robert Nairn.

Harry Christophers was appointed Artistic Director of Boston’s internationally acclaimed Handel and Haydn Society in 2008. Founded in 1815, the Society is the oldest continuously performing arts organization in the U S and has given the American premieres of major works by Handel, Bach and Haydn, and has won a Grammy Award.

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