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Mozart - Mass in C Minor, KV427 (New version by Robert D. Levin)

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WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING!

Commissioned by the Carnegie Foundation from Dr. Robert Levin, for performance by Helmuth Rilling for the 2006 Mozart anniversary year, this is the world premiere recording of this version. Conductor Helmuth Rilling is among the most influential artists of our time. In addition to being the first conductor to record the complete cantatas of J.S. Bach, he has taught generations of choral directors, discovered of many of today’s most gifted singers, commissioned numerous masterworks from the great composers of our time and has been a tireless musical scholar, rescuing many glorious works from obscurity. Rilling is a giant among musicians. Robert Levin’s earlier completion of the Mozart Requiem has become the preferred performing version around the world. Helmuth Rilling will direct the U.S. premiere of the Levin completion of Mozart’s C Minor Mass at Carnegie Hall in January 2006.

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Product Details

  • Performer: Diana Damrau, Juliane Banse, Markus Marquardt, Lothar Odinius
  • Orchestra: Bach-Collegium Stuttgart
  • Conductor: Helmut Rilling
  • Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Audio CD (January 10, 2006)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Haenssler Classics
  • ASIN: B000BW7ZH8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #232,359 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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It is something of an oddity that two of Mozart's most enduring sacred works are incomplete: the Mass in C Minor, and the even more famous Requiem. Dr. Robert Levin is one in a long line of musicologists who has completed the Requiem in an edition which is my personal favorite, so naturally, I jumped at the chance to give his new completion of the Mass in C Minor a listen. I was cautious- only the beginning of the Credo had been finished by Mozart, and the Sanctus is riddled with lacunae. The Agnus Dei is completely lacking. From what material would Levin draw to make an educated and sound completion?

The one important thing to remember, is that Levin used as much of Mozart's own material as possible, so much that relatively little of the present work is original Levin. Levin drew from the arias of another work... the cantata "Davide Penitente," in which Mozart reused the music from the Mass' Gloria; Levin used sketches, themes, subjects, etc. from the period in which Mozart composed the Mass. To provide unity, Levin reuses fugue themes Mozart composed for the Mass (e.g. the second subject of the "Kyrie" is reused in the fugue "Et Vitam venturi" at the end of the Credo). Sounds academic, sure, but the reality of the performance is astounding, sounding appropriately Mozartian. The sound is nearly seamless, in keeping with Mozart's unique contrapuntal style. All of the modulations, episodes, etc. are in place. Mozart would have been proud. If I had been less well-versed in musicology or unfamiliar with the Mass prior to listening, I would never have guessed it was completed by another (modern) hand. For that, Levin's endeavors require the highest merit.
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People will always have their own opinion on whether to finish an uncompleted masterpiece. I prefer to go by the project and judge each on their own merits.
In this case, I liked what I heard. As has been stated in other reviews, most of the missing material is by Mozart himself (taken from a piece that he made using recycled music from this mass). The justification is that Mozart wrote this music to go with music from the mass--why not include it in the Mass? Everyone must make up their own mind whether this works, but I had no problem with it, and in fact it is a very satisfying solution.
A great deal of thought has been used to create an overall structure that matches Mozart's other masses, and in preserving a logical key signature flow to the movements. To me, nothing sticks out as inappropriate.
A couple of reviewers have complained about the Dona Nobis, but this is based on a fragment written by Mozart himself for this mass. And if they were expecting a big blow-out finish (like in the Requiem), then they need to revisit what the words of Dona Nobis Pacem mean. A big finish would be all wrong.
In any event, you'll need to hear it to judge for yourself. The one thing you won't quibble about is the quality of the performance--first rate.
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It is difficult to understand what "Observer" disliked about Robert Levin's completion of Mozart's glorious Mass in C Minor, especially in Helmuth Rilling's magnificent performance with his Stuttgart forces and soloists. Maybe that reviewer finds any "completion" of a masterpiece "presumptious" (so long, Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky's "Pictures"). Rather than intellectually analyzing every added fugue to see whether it goes on for too long a time, I prefer to listen with open ears and mind and bask in the enchanting score. Certainly of all Mozart's works, the C Minor Mass tends most to sound "Baroque" (indeed, even Romantic) in its drama and passion. As for the "brassyness" [sic]of the added orchestrations, again nothing sounds out of place. Hearing the originally 45-minute incomplete mass pour out of my speakers (or through my headphones) for nearly an hour and a quarter has been a repeatedly enthralling experience. The soloists are wonderful, the chorus enthralling, the direction by Helmuth Rilling of the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart exhilariating. Do not let "Observer's" grumpiness keep you from enjoying this monumental masterpiece.
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Very good. I love Helmuth Rilling's interpretations, and though I have another version of the C Minor Mass (in its usual 'incomplete' condition), what is so refreshing and good about this version is that it has been 'successfully' completed according to (I believe) Mozart sketches of the uncompleted sections. It sounds very authentic, and I would listen to a complete version any time rather than the rather unsatisfactory incomplete rendering.
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I first came upon this recording on YouTube. I didn't realize at first that I was listening to a different completion of Mozart's C minor Mass. What struck me right off was how solid the performance was. Once I realized that I had stumbled upon Levin's new edition, I proceeded to take a chance on buying the CD, based on the positive reviews. I'm glad I did. I think it is an fine performance. Levin's new version is certainly interesting, and definitely well worth hearing. I withhold a star only because I don't think a new version is really necessary. I enjoyed it, but it didn't knock my socks off. I will return to this recording in the future, just not as often as to the handful of other recordings of this work that I have.
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