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Mozart: Requiem in D Minor, K. 626 [Hybrid SACD with CD-ROM track of Mozart's Original Manuscript] Enhanced, Hybrid SACD - DSD


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  • Performer: Concentus Musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Choir
  • Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Composer: W. A. Mozart
  • Audio CD (August 10, 2004)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Hybrid SACD - DSD
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • ASIN: B00022UO9I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,602 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Requiem
2. Kyrie
3. Dies Irae
4. Tuba Mirum
5. Rex Tremendae
6. Recordare
7. Confutatis
8. Lacrimosa
9. Domine Jesu
10. Hostias
11. Sanctus
12. Benedictus
13. Agnus Dei
14. Lux Aeterna

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Beethoven called Mozart's Requiem "wild and terrible," and that's what we get in Harnoncourt's new recording. Ominous dread hangs from every note of the dark opening measures, the Rex tremendae and Confutatis are driven with terrifying strength, and the supplications of the Lacrimosa, with their weeping stabbings of the orchestra, are freighted with emotional power. The Tuba mirum duet of bass soloist and trombone has a beauty almost never achieved in other readings. Nor does Harnoncourt overstep the stylistic boundaries of this classical-era work; rather, the intensity is heightened for being in the idiom of its time. Call it a Romantic reading of a Classical piece that looks forward to a more unbuttoned era. The soloists couldn't be better; the orchestra is first-rate, the chorus, sensational, singing with a sense of color, line, and emotion,. Harnoncourt uses the Beyer edition of Süssmayr's completion of the work, and Mozart's unfinished original manuscript can be accessed via a CD-ROM track, which scrolls as the music plays. This release gets my vote as the best Mozart Requiem on disc, all the more impressive for being a live concert performance in excellent sound. --Dan Davis

Customer Reviews

This one will suffice.
Scott Louis
The other stars of the recording are Harmonia Mundi's recording engineers- the miking and recording is superb- this is the best SACD I've heard so far.
Bob S.
This is a sublime performance and recording of the Mozart requiem.
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62 of 66 people found the following review helpful By A techno geek on October 14, 2004
Format: Audio CD
First, this SACD is has the best sound of any recording I have ever heard, ever. The multitrack SACD sound somehow turns my living room furniture into a symphony orchestra and chorus. Unfortunately, many SACDs are derived from 24 bit PCM digital recordings, and dilute the SACD brand with inferior sound. This recording, on the other hand, is a triumphant vindication of the new SACD format.

The performance itself is unusual. There are many moments that give me goosebumps, which is my ultimate compliment. It does not produce the "wall of sound" effect on the tutti sections that many other performances of the Mozart Requiem do. This is something I do miss from this performance. Instead, it has a more open texture, with stunning crescendos that rapidly clear, revealing fine details of orchestration. Instead of tense, wound-up tuttis, the fortissimo sections are more like storms that suddenly drench the listener with overwhelming force. The open texture of the performance gives it a more liturgical than symphony sensibility, and as a consequence creates an ethereal ambience of great pathos. One comes away from the performance feeling very mournful and exposed to the deeper realities of human existence.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By John Truslow on June 13, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This reviewer has little basis for the scholarly comparison provided by other authors, but I write for the buyer who - like me - may not know anything about classical music, but can still appreciate aesthetic beauty and high quality recordings. When I purchased this disc, I was simply looking for my first copy of Mozart's Requiem, and preferably, one equipped for playback in my SACD player. I have been very, very pleased. I find the performances here to be powerful and exciting, and the recording itself to be nothing short of an amazing sonic experience (with the right equipment, of course). I find the CD (which includes a copy of Mozart's score) and the materials that come with it to be particularly interesting, and I strongly encourage those of less than high-brow appetites - like me - to pick up a copy for serious listening.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Bob S. VINE VOICE on August 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
It's hard to avoid superlatives when describing this recording. The orchestra, the choir, and the soloists are fantastic, but Harnoncourt is the star (along with Mozart, of course). His conducting is precise, deliberate, and relentless- and the dark emotion of this piece is revealed as I've never heard it before. This is without a doubt the best performance of this work I've heard, and I've been around quite awhile!

The other stars of the recording are Harmonia Mundi's recording engineers- the miking and recording is superb- this is the best SACD I've heard so far. This is one beautiful recording job.

I have only a few SACDs, but I have close to 1000 CDs, and this is certainly one of the top handful, perhaps even the best.

Run, do not walk, to your nearest keyboard to order this recording- I promise you will NOT regret it.

Happy listening!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Giacomo C. on March 20, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is by all means a very interesting performance - first off, it uses a new critical edition of the score, and thus there are in fact some noticeable changes in the music and orchestration from other performances. The performance itself is quite impressive. As others have stated, it is very clear - all the parts are quite audible (thanks in no small part to the excellent SACD recording), and immaculately performed. It is dryer than I personally prefer, but this does allow you to really hear the lines. I cannot say that this is a favourite performance though - it does not replace my preferred recordings.

Harnoncourt's approach is fresh, but very much in his style of doing things - and that will either be good or bad depending on your personal preferences.

In my view, in a scholarly sense this recording is a triumph and should be heard by any who have interest in the work. As a purely musical experience, others have plumbed the depths of this music much more thoroughly and effectively.

The inclusion of Mozart's manuscript score as a cd-rom feature is a very nice addition - one that should become more common in my opinion.

My ultimate rating is really somewhere in between 3 and 4 stars for the reasons that I have discussed.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. Gerard on February 5, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Who needs another recording of Mozart's Requiem? This latest Harnoncourt recording, however, is a great one. He uses the Beyer edition of the Requiem which doesn't totally scrap Sussmayer's efforts, but rather "cleans them up." Beyer's ranks along with the H.C. Robbins Landon's and Robert Levin's editions, when considering what sounds most like Mozart. One minor quibble however, is that while Beyer recognizes that each section of the Requiem concludes with a Fuge (the Kyrie, Quam olim Abrahe, Osanna, and Cum Sanctis Tuis) he does not attempt a realization of the roughly sketched Amen fugue to conclude the second section, the Sequenz. I feel it would have made his edition a little better, but he still achieves 5/5 stars in my book.

The soloists are all first rate and beyond any criticism. I especially admire the balance between the bass soloist and tenor trombone in the Tuba Mirum. It is the first Tuba Mirum to really move me.

Harnoncourt conducts clearly and his rapid crescendi and decrescendi keep this recording dramatic and interesting. The Kyrie fugue is neither too rushed nor too slow, and is my favorite reading of this fugue to date. The chorus is clear and strong enough, in my opinion. The one con in my listening to Harnoncourt's recording, however, is the unusally fast tempo that he takes the Hostias, but it is easy to let-go considering the Beyer's awesome reworking and Harnoncourt's crystal clear treatment of the Quam olim Abrahe fugue.

I believe this is as close to perfection as recordings of Mozart's Requiem can get. Harnoncourt is great, and he has totally outdone himself here, and he deserves praise for it.
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