Requiem in D minor, K.626 / Masonic Funeral Music

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Requiem in D minor, K.626 / Masonic Funeral Music
Elly Ameling (soprano) Marilyn Horne (mezzo soprano) Ugo Benelli (tenor) / Weiner Staatsopernchor / Weiner Philharmoniker / IstvAIn KertACsz

[ ABC Eloquence / CD ]

Release Date: Tuesday 1 July 2008

"This is big, old-fashioned Mozart, and is all the better for it for a gripping sense of the drama in these works, for the remarkable solo singing and as a reminder of the Decca machine in its golden age. What's more, this CD is positively packed with music so is fantastic value for money." (MusicWeb June 2008)

Kertész's orchestral Mozart has been well documented on Eloquence, with many releases appearing on CD for the first time. Now, restored to the catalogue, is his dramatic, muscular reading of the Requiem. Stretching to 79 minutes, the disc is filled out with selections from the composer's Masonic Music, with the Maurerische Trauermusik bearing an uncanny resemblance to the opening Kyrie of the Requiem.


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