Notes & Reviews:
The present recording of Mozart's final work is taken from the ORF archives and is set in the Goldener Saal of the Vienna Muiskverein, a scene familiar to millions of television viewers from the Vienna Philharmonic's annual New Year Concerts. And yet, although the present concert also took place during the late morning, the occasion could hardly have been more different in terms of its seriousness of purpose and concentration on music that is devoted not to pleasure but to thoughts of death and eternity. Even after a quarter of a century, the listener and spectator can still be thrilled by the attentiveness with which the soloists and members of the Vienna State Opera Chorus react to these different sounds and to the often unfamiliar phrasing of the Concentus Musicus Wien, whose players support the conductor's interpretation to the hilt. Harnoncourt, it will be noted, conducts without a baton.Notes & Reviews:
Run Time: 55 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3 , Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,
Country of Origin: Austria
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Works DetailsMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Requiem in D minor, K 626
- Performers: Kurt Equiluz; Robert Holl; Ortrun Wenkel; Rachel Yakar
- Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
- Ensemble: Vienna State Opera Chorus
- Running Time: 55 min. sec.
- Period Time: Classical
- Form: Choral
- Written: 1791