What is the best Mozart Requiem?

What is the best Mozart Requiem?

Here are eight of the greatest.

  • Zubin Mehta. This is a very special performance from 1994 – performed by an all-star line-up (including José Carreras, no less) in Sarajevo to raise money for charity after the siege of the city, it’s a charged atmosphere to say the least.
  • Claudio Abbado.
  • Herbert von Karajan.
  • Karl Böhm.

Which is the best Requiem?

Top Requiems?

  1. Requiem in D Minor, Op. 336 Gabriel Fauré Mass / Requiem 1890 Play added by @beetagner.
  2. Requiem in D Minor, K. 626.
  3. Requiem.
  4. A German Requiem, To Words of the Holy Scriptures, Op.
  5. Requiem, Op.
  6. Requiem in C Minor.
  7. War Requiem, Op.
  8. Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), H 75.

Is Mozart’s Requiem good?

The beautiful and haunting Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) is one of Mozart’s great musical works – and his last. Not only is it a masterpiece, but it carries with it much speculation and myth, making it a music history mystery!

Is Mozart’s Requiem homophonic?

The orchestra’s busyness contrasts with the choir’s homophonic and homorhythmic texture – Mozart is ensuring the listener experiences (and understands) the panic of the text.

Who completed Mozart’s Requiem?

Franz Xaver Süssmayr
Requiem in D Minor, K 626, requiem mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, left incomplete at his death on December 5, 1791. Until the late 20th century the work was most often heard as it had been completed by Mozart’s student Franz Xaver Süssmayr.

What is the best recording of Verdi Requiem?

Three recordings stand out as landmark achievements: Toscanini’s live 1951 Carnegie Hall performance (RCA), Giulini’s 1963-64 studio recording (EMI) and the 1992 John Eliot Gardiner (Philips).

How many composers have written Requiems?

It is actually not quite correct to say, as I did above, that the Requiem Mass has inspired “countless” composers, for one aficionado has tallied more than 5,000 examples of this genre, penned by more than 3,100 composers, spanning the Medieval period to the present.

Why is Mozart Requiem a masterpiece?

Mozart’s Requiem is a choral masterpiece whose genesis is shrouded in mystery – one that makes the piece all the more fascinating and emotionally stirring. He was only able to complete the Requiem and Kyrie movements, and managed to sketch the voice parts and bass lines for the Dies irae through to the Hostias.

Why did Mozart write his Requiem?

Mozart was not in the best state of mind when he received an anonymous commission to compose a Requiem Mass. His health was deteriorating and he believed he had been cursed to write a requiem as a ‘swansong’ for himself, because he was sure he was about to die.

What is Mozart’s greatest work?


  • Sinfonia Concertante
  • Clarinet Concerto
  • The Magic Flute
  • Symphony 41
  • Flute&Harp Concerto
  • String Trio k.563
  • String Quintet in g minor
  • Piano Concerto no. 23
  • Piano Quartet in Eb (what? I have a soft spot for this one)
  • Was Mozart the greatest composer ever?

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has to be the greatest composer to ever live. He and his sister were both considered very gifted child prodigies. He started composing music when he was four and he started to write minuets by the age of five. When Mozart was around eight or nine, he started to write symphonies.

    Who is the popular Requiem Mass composer?

    The Requiem in D minor, K. 626, is a requiem mass by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Mozart composed part of the Requiem in Vienna in late 1791, but it was unfinished at his death on 5 December the same year.

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