Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

W. A. Mozart: Requiem in D Minor, KV 626

CD 900117 Mozart Requiem © BR-KLASSIK Label

Mozart’s famous Requiem, completed by Franz Xaver Süßmayr in a recording from 2017, with outstanding soloists and the Chor & Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of Mariss Jansons.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem for soloists, chorus, orchestra and organ D minor, KV 626
(completed by Franz Xaver Süßmayr)

It is difficult to say anything about Mozart’s famous Requiem – the masterpiece having been described and analysed all too often. It is known to almost everyone in the world, either in its entirety or in large parts, or is familiar to them at the very least from its title. Almost everybody has come into contact with the Requiem’s music, whether from the concert hall or merely from watching Miloš Forman’s 1984 film drama “Amadeus”. What breathes new life into this work and this music time and again are congenial performances with outstanding casts. A true highlight in the performance history of the Requiem was Mariss Jansons’ interpretation of it in May 2017, which absolutely delighted the Munich concert audience and was also highly acclaimed by the trade press. Under Jansons’ direction, the Bavarian Radio Chorus and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks gave of their best, with an excellent quartet of vocal soloists rounding off the outstanding ensemble. This made the performances of Mozart’s Requiem in the popular completed version by his student Süßmayr a truly memorable experience.

The live recording from the Herkulessaal of the Munich Residenz was made on May 11 and 12, 2017 and has now been released on a single CD by BR-KLASSIK.

Genia Kühmeier soprano
Elisabeth Kulman mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Adam Plachetka bass baritone

Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Howard Arman artistic director

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Mariss Jansons conductor

Total Time:  49’45 minutes