Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: His name alone evokes musical thoughts. There's Mozart, the legend and mythical personality; Mozart, the child prodigy: the musical genius. Mozart, the prodigious talent with an eye on the divine. A truly revolutionary character in musical history. And while you can still catch the namesake festival until August 25, it's mostly Mozart today on the Choral Mix.
Some highlights include our favorite movements from Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, a work not as well known as his Requiem, but still very enriching.
We'll also hear the Kyrie and Gloria from Mozart’s Mass in C minor. Had Mozart completed his Mass, it may have competed with J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor as the epitome of classical masses. This version is sung by the Winchester Cathedral Choir and the Winchester College Quiristers alongside the Academy of Ancient Music. The Winchester College Choristers have had a longstanding choral tradition for nearly six-hundred years.
We're showcasing Mozart's sacred works, pieces you'll hear in both church and concert hall, always defying limitations!
Mozart/Vespers/King’s College Cambridge, The Hilliard Ensemble and Cambridge Classical Players, Stephen Cleobury
Mozart/Mass in C minor/Winchester Cathedral Choir and Winchester College Choristers and The Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood
Kyrie and Gloria
Mozart/Coronation Mass/ The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, Ton Koopman
Mozart/Requiem/Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner
Michael Haydn/Requiem/Choir of the King’s Consort, The King’s Consort, Robert King