[ Harmonia Mundi / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 19 July 2019
December 1791, the final Requiem.
Tired by his many voyages around Europe ever since he had been rejected in Vienna, Mozart could not find the strength to honour his promise to compose a Requiem in record time for the person who had commissioned it.
He was in fact to be struck down by illness during its composition and it was his pupil Süssmayr who finished the work according to his instructions. This version remains the most convincing, for the presence and grandeur of Mozart are present everywhere - in the baroque imagination and the classical style, in the universal unrest and the sheer terror of a man alone in the face of Death.
Messe des défunts K.626 pour solistes, choeur mixte, cordes, flûtes
cors de basset, bassons, trompettes, trombones, timbales et orgue
1 | I. Introitus Requiem aeternam. (Adagio) 4'42
2 | II. Kyrie (Allegro) 2'28
3 | III. Sequenz 1. Dies Irae (Allegro assai) 2'03
4 | 2. Tuba mirum (Andante) 3'17
5 | 3. Rex tremendae 1'51
6 | 4. Recordare 4'58
7 | 5. Confutatis (Andante) 2'28
8 | 6. Lacrimosa (Larghetto) 3'03
9 | IV. Offertorium 1. Domine Jesu (Andante con moto) 3'38
10 | 2. Hostias (Andante . Andante con moto) 3'56
11 | V. Sanctus (Adagio . Allegro) 1'26
12 | VI. Benedictus (Andante . Allegro) 4'38
13 | VII. Agnus Dei 3'23
14 | VIII. Communio Lux aeterna 5'11
15 | Kyrie K.341 6'21
pour choeur mixte et orchestre