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Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem & Vesperae solennes de confessore (2014) [Re-Up]

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Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem & Vesperae solennes de confessore (2014) [Re-Up]

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 345 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans ~ 73 Mb
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: BIS Records | # BIS-2091 SACD | Time: 01:14:35

Mozart's Requiem is one of the truly iconic works in the history of music. A prime reason for this is of course its musical qualities; but even before that, legends had begun to form around the work - that it was written to fulfill an anonymous commission received through 'an unknown, grey stranger' - is the stuff of mystery novels, while the fact that Mozart fell ill and died while composing it has been exploited to great melodramatic effect. One thing that we know for certain is that its first performance took place at a memorial service for Mozart only days after his death. The performers used the composer's incomplete autograph, but very soon attempts to complete the work were set in motion by Mozart's widow. In 1800 the Requiem, in Franz Xaver Süssmayr's completion, appeared in print; it is this version that is still by far the most widely performed. Many have tried to improve on it, however, or make their own versions based on the autograph. For this recording, Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan commissioned a new performing edition. Masato Suzuki, himself a member of the BCJ and the son of Masaaki, based his completion on Joseph Eybler's first, and Süssmayr's subsequent work, explaining his procedure in the disc's liner notes.

Because Mozart left his Requiem in D minor unfinished at the time of his death in 1791, various completions have been attempted to make it performable, in some way reflecting his intentions and style. The most frequently used version in modern times was completed by Mozart's assistant, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, and despite some compositional errors and clumsy orchestration, its form is widely accepted to accord with Mozart's final instructions. Another completion was started by Mozart's friend, Joseph Eybler, at the request of Constanze Mozart, though he was unable to finish it. Other restorers have typically modified Süssmayr's orchestration, added the fragmentary (and somewhat speculative) Amen fugue to the end of the Sequence, or recomposed parts of the Offertory, Agnus Dei, and Benedictus, which are Süssmayr's handiwork. In this stunning performance by Masaaki Suzuki and the Bach Collegium Japan, the scholarly completion by Masato Suzuki is performed, which closely follows Mozart's autograph and incorporates Süssmayr's better additions with elements by Eybler, as well as some changes to the orchestration that correspond to Mozart's practices. As a result of this careful sifting of material, the Requiem seems to have shed a lot of historical baggage, both in its textures and its sound, and this brilliantly recorded hybrid SACD offers clarity and balance, which enhance the effect of this leaner and tighter Requiem. But much of this newfound transparency is due to the alert performance by Suzuki's choir and original instruments orchestra, which give the Requiem lucid parts and exciting sonorities. This recording also includes the Vesperae Sollennes de confessore, a work Mozart composed ten years before the Requiem. Thanks to the predominance of major keys and the lighter mood of the music, it provides a good balance to the much darker-hued Requiem. On a bonus track, an alternate version of the Tuba mirum is provided. This BIS recording is highly recommended.

Review by Blair Sanderson, Allmusic.com

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem & Vesperae solennes de confessore (2014) [Re-Up]



Tracklist:

Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-91)

Requiem in D Minor, K. 626:

01. I. Introitus (04:25)
02. II. Kyrie (02:19)
03. III. Sequentia: 1. Dies irae (01:57)
04. III. Sequentia: 2. Tuba mirum (02:49)
05. III. Sequentia: 3. Rex tremendae (01:59)
06. III. Sequentia: 4. Recordare (04:06)
07. III. Sequentia: 5. Confutatis (02:19)
08. III. Sequentia: 6. Lacrimosa (03:06)
09. III. Sequentia: 7. Amen (01:05)
10. IV. Offertorium: 1. Domine Jesu (03:12)
11. IV. Offertorium: 2. Hostias (03:21)
12. V. Sanctus (01:24)
13. VI. Benedictus (05:12)
14. VII. Agnus Dei (03:37)
15. VIII. Communio: Lux aeterna (05:20)

Vesperae solennes de confessore K339:

16. I. Dixit Dominus (04:12)
17. II. Confitebor (04:12)
18. III. Beatus vir (04:48)
19. IV. Laudate pueri (03:10)
20. V. Laudate Dominum (04:10)
21. VI. Magnificat (04:24)

Requiem K626:

22. Tuba mirum (alternative version) (03:19)


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Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem & Vesperae solennes de confessore (2014) [Re-Up]

Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem & Vesperae solennes de confessore (2014) [Re-Up]

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