Böhm conducts Mozart's Requiem – Gundula Janowitz, Christa Ludwig
Concert

Böhm conducts Mozart's Requiem – Gundula Janowitz, Christa Ludwig

Wiener Symphoniker

Performance date: 06/12/1971
Available until: 31/12/2023
65 Min

The crème de la crème of Mozart singing, a highly esteemed conductor and one of Austria's most beautiful sacred buildings make this recording a very special experience. Under the direction of Karl Böhm, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna State Opera Chorus and a quartet of vocal soloists led by the angelically pure-voiced Gundula Janowitz come together in Vienna's Piaristenkirche for Mozart's Requiem – a work that casts its special spell right from its melancholy and consoling first bars. The interpretation was recorded with the greatest care over a period of no fewer than four days, with the surrounding roads closed to traffic.

Soloists
Walter Berry (Bass), Gundula Janowitz (Soprano), Christa Ludwig (Alto), Peter Schreier (Tenor)
Ensembles
Chor der Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Symphoniker
Conductor
Karl Böhm
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem in D Minor, K. 626
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