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Orchestre des Champs-Elysées & Collegium Vocale Gent

Mozart. Requiem

orchestral
vocal
Fri 26 Oct 2018 20.00
introduction by Pieter Bergé 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.10

Mozart’s unmissable mystery gets the Herreweghe touch

Mozart’s Requiem is undoubtedly one of the highlights of musical history: a meditation on life and death that leaves nobody unmoved. Mozart died before he could complete his overwhelming farewell composition. Such an inward gaze into the abyss of the human soul had never been heard before in music. Maybe the ailing Mozart had a presentiment that he was composing his own requiem, a presentiment that was heavily underlined in Miloš Forman's celebrated film Amadeus. What a weight that must have been on Süßmayr's shoulders, when he accepted the commission to complete his master's outlines. And how! Süßmayr's version became the canon, performed countless times, but still a consummate model of emotion in sound. Such a masterpiece naturally deserves a fitting overture. Philippe Herreweghe and his top orchestra chose Symphony no. 41 ‘Jupiter’, which closes with an impressive fugue.

programme

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Symphony no.41 ‘Jupiter’, KV551
Requiem, KV626

performers

Orchestre des Champs-Elysées: orchestra
Collegium Vocale Gent: choir
Philippe Herreweghe: conductor
Emőke Baráth: soprano
Eva Zaïcik: mezzo-soprano
Maximilian Schmitt: tenor
Florian Boesch: bass

The Orchestre des Champs-Élysées is funded by the French Ministry of Culture and the government of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region. This tour is funded by SPEDIDAM, a collection and distribution company that manages artists rights in matters of recording, diffusion, and use of recorded material.

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Orchestre des Champs-Elysées: orchestra
Collegium Vocale Gent: choir
Philippe Herreweghe: conductor
Emőke Bará...

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Fri 26 Oct 2018 20.00
introduction by Pieter Bergé 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 22.10

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