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Mozart: Requiem, K. 626; Veserae Solennes de Confessore, K. 339 / Bach Collegium Japan; Suzuki

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  1. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Introitus. Requiem aeternam $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Kyrie eleison $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Sequence I. Dies irae $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Sequence II. Tuba mirum $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Sequence III. Rex tremendae majestatis $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Sequence IV. Recordare, Jesu pie $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Sequence V. Confutatis maledicti $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Sequence VI. Lacrimosa dies illa $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Sequence VII. Amen $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Offertory I. Domine Jesu Christe $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Offertory II. Hostias et preces $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Sanctus $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Benedictus $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Agnus Dei $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Communion. Lux aeterna $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Mozart — Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339: Dixit Dominus $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Mozart — Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339: Confitebor $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Mozart — Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339: Beatus vir $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Mozart — Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339: Laudate Pueri $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Mozart — Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339: Laudate Dominum $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Mozart — Vesperae solennes de confessore, K. 339: Magnificat $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Mozart — Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: Sequence II. Tuba mirum (Alternate Version) $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor, K 626
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Laudate Dominum
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Since its creation in 1791, Mozart's Requiem has become one of the truly iconic works in the history of music. A prime reason for this is of course its musical qualities: as early as 1814 E.T.A. Hoffmann described the Requiem as 'the most sublime achievement that the modern period has contributed to the church'. But even before that legends had begun to form around the work; that it was written to fulfill an anonymous commission - received through 'an unknown, grey stranger' - is the stuff of mystery novels, while the fact that Mozart fell ill and died while composing it has been exploited to great melodramatic effect. Among the numerous myths, one thing that we know for certain is that its first performance took place only a few days after Mozart's death, at a memorial service for the composer. The performers used the composer's incomplete autograph, but very soon attempts to complete the work were set in motion by Mozart's widow. She first engaged Joseph Eybler and later Franz Xaver Süßmayr for the task, and in 1800 the Requiem appeared in print, in Süßmayr's completion. This is still by far the most widely performed version, but it has also been severely criticized over the years, and many have tried to improve on it, or make their own versions based on the autograph. For this recording of the work, Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan commissioned a new performing edition. Masato Suzuki, himself a member of the BCJ and the son of Masaaki, has based his completion on Eybler's and Süßmayr's work, explaining his procedure in the liner notes to the disc. The recording was made at the Shoin Chapel in Kobe, where the team has previously recorded their complete cycle of Bach's church cantatas. A stellar cast of soloists is headed by soprano Carolyn Sampson, who also shines in the famous soprano aria Laudate Dominum - one of the highlights of Vesperae solennes de confessore which conclude the disc.

BBC Music Magazine, February 2015
The performance is notable for its super-clean orchestral edges and refinement.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan (12/2013).



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>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor, K 626
  • Performers: Christian Immler (Bass); Marianne Kielland (Mezzo Soprano); Makoto Sakurada (Tenor); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Ensemble: Bach Collegium Japan
  • Running Time: 46 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Laudate Dominum
  • Performers: Christian Immler (Bass); Marianne Kielland (Mezzo Soprano); Makoto Sakurada (Tenor); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Running Time: 24 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1780

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor, K 626
  • Performers: Christian Immler (Bass); Marianne Kielland (Mezzo Soprano); Makoto Sakurada (Tenor); Carolyn Sampson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Masaaki Suzuki
  • Running Time: 46 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791