Xarhakos, Stavros

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Soprano: Jan Sauer
Alto: Leohard Weinmann
Mezzo-Soprano: Wolfang Ulmer
Tenor: Algirdas Janutas
Bass: Yukashin Savich

Choir: The Boys’ Choir of Plovdiv, The Boys’ Choir “Azouliokas” of Vilnius, The Mens’ Choir “Branko Krasmanovic” of Belgrade
Orchestra: Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Stavros Xarhakos

Date: August 1991
Venue: Meteora, Greece
Live Recording

Label: Legend Classics
Cat No.: 2201153592
Released: 2005
Night to Light is a tribute to the power of Mozart’s final unfinished work of art, Requiem Mass. Inspired by the music, the man, the spirituality of the work – and the mystery surrounding its composition, Greek conductor Stavros Xarhakos had a vision. A spectacular performance of the original composition proven to be written by the composer himself within the last month of his life, enhanced by the awesome setting of Meteora. A natural wonder composed of more than a thousand fossile rocks rising 300 meters and crowned with tiny monasteries. A forest of heavenly rocks, a divine landscape which touches the soul with its austere majesty. A mystical experience, Night to Light expresses the dimension of feelings and sensations associated with Mozart’s words, “the night of death and the light that exists after the dead” A performance which begins in a Greek amphitheatre opposite Meteora on a summer night under a full moon and ends with the first rays of dawn, Night to light reflects the universality of Mozart’s Requiem. Promise for the future, free from any form of ideology. Night to Light is truly a legacy of hope.