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Mozart: Requiem (Reconstruction of first performance)

Mozart: Requiem (Reconstruction of first performance)

Mozart: Requiem (Reconstruction of first performance)
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Classical
Code
CKD 449
Inlay available for download
Booklet available for download
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Dunedin Consort presents the premiere recording of Mozart scholar David Black's new 2013 edition of Süssmayr's completion of the Requiem. It was named winner of the 'Choral' category at the 2014 Gramophone Awards.

This GRAMMY-nominated recording provides the opportunity to re-imagine what this work may have sounded like at its very first performance and won Dunedin Consort its second Gramophone Award. The recording is the first not only to use this new edition, but also to present the work using forces close in style and scale to those at the first performances.

One striking element of these performances is the fact that the soloists are also the leaders of the choir, thus giving a greater consistency to the relationship between the solo numbers and the choruses. Taking centre stage are soloists Joanne Lunn soprano, Rowan Hellier alto, Thomas Hobbs tenor and Matthew Brook bass-baritone.