W.A. MOZART : REQUIEM [RECORDARE, CONFUTATIS]

Ανάμεσα στις εκτελέσεις του Requiem του Mozart ξεχώριζα πάντα εκείνην του Karl Bohm με τη Φιλαρμονική της Βιέννης. Εκτός των άλλων, για τον μοναδικά επιβλητικό χαρακτήρα που δίνει στο Confutatis, κρατώντας το σε ένα τέμπο πολύ πιο αργό από όσων μαέστρων έχω ακούσει. Ακούμε δυο αποσπάσματα από το μνημειώδες, επιθανάτιο, ημιτελές έργο του Wolfgang Amadeus. Karl Riddersbusch – μπάσος. Wieslaw Ochman – τενόρος. Julia Hamari – κοντράλτο. Edith Mathis – σοπράνο.

Among the various interpretations of Mozart’s Requiem I always favored the one with Karl Bohm conducting the Vienna Philharmonic. Among other reasons, for the uniquely imposing air he gives Confutatis, picking a tempo much slower than any other maestro I’ve heard. So here are two excerpts from the monumental work Wolfgang Amadeus wrote, and left unfinished, in his dying bed. Karl Riddersbusch – bass. Wieslaw Ochman – tenor. Julia Hamari – contralto. Edith Mathis – soprano.

00:00 RECORDARE 07:09 CONFUTATIS

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3 Comments

  1. Resa April 21, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    A brilliant piece. I like the rendition you have chosen. Hard to believe he wrote this on his death bed, and only 35 years old. Thank you!

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    1. Oannes April 22, 2022 at 11:28 pm

      From the first moment the work was commissioned, Mozart had a bad feeling. He was soon convinced the work he was writing was for his own death.
      A chilling story…

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      1. Resa April 25, 2022 at 9:09 pm

        It is chilling!!!

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