Jansons, Mariss

Performance DetailsRelease DetailsRelease Notes
Soprano: Genia Kühmeier
Contralto: Bernarda Fink
Tenor: Mark Padmore
Bass: Gerald Finley

Choir: Netherlands Radio Choir
Orchestra: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Conductor: Mariss Jansons

Date: 14-16 September 2011
Venue: Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Live Recording

Label: RCO Live
Cat No.: RCO 14002
Released: May 5, 2014
During his last years in Vienna Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed only three liturgical works: the short Ave Verum Corpus and two unfinished masterworks: the Mass in C minor and the Requiem in D minor. Most of his sacred oeuvre was written at an early age in the conservative city of Salzburg. The Requiem from 1791 is stylistically far removed from that early church music and suits the concert hall better than the church. Chief conductor Mariss Jansons leads the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Dutch Radio Choir and a stellar vocal quartet, featuring Genia Kühmeier, Bernarda Fink, Mark Padmore and Gerald Finley in an intense reading of Mozart’s last masterpiece.