Mozart's Requiem

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

This week Choral Fixation features new recordings from New York Polyphony, the Elora Festival Singers and more, but the real headliner is a classic: Mozart’s Requiem.

Program details:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem

Leonard Bernstein: Chichester Psalms

Claudio Monteverdi: Magnificat

Otto Nicolai: Merry Wives of Windsor: O susser Mond (Moon Chorus)

Christoper Tye: In Pace

Comments [9]

Tula Comena from Lima, Peru, South America

Thanks for the beautiful music! I am able to hear you all the way from Lima, Peru in South America.
I love choirs, and the ones I've heard from you are superb....they are angels singing!
Please keep up the good work.

Tula Comena
Lima, Peru, South America

Jul. 29 2010 04:39 PM

Choral Fixation also airs at 11pm on Sundays.

Jul. 06 2010 12:21 PM
Linda Cacaci from Daytona Beach, florida

I have missed you guys so much since I moved to Florida. Now, along came streaming, and I am in heaven again listening to WQXR. I do love the choral arts.

Jul. 02 2010 12:17 AM
Steven Lanser

I love WQXR and I love CHORAL FIXATION but, as a long-time choral singer and listener to this kind of music, I hate the shift in the schedule and the move to 7:00 AM Sundays (I'm not awake then so I won't be able to hear it). Please reconsider this move, folks!

Jul. 01 2010 01:33 PM
Laura Babcock from West Milford, NJ

Choral Fixation is one of my favorite programs of every week, along with those of Bill McLaughlin. WHY is it being shortened to only one hour per week, and being moved to a time when one of Bill's programs usually is heard? When will we be able to hear Saint Paul Sunday? Please, please consider your many choral-music lovers and listeners and keep your programming filled with the outstanding compositions and artists you have been presenting. Choral music deserves a major place in your programming. I hope you will feature it even more prominently throughout the coming weeks.

Jun. 27 2010 02:21 PM
susan satz from verona, n.j.

thank goodness for streaming. i am lost without a strong radio signal. i am used to having wqxr on all day long, listening with great pleasure. that connecticut station interferes much of the time - always in the morning,often at night even my bose radios do not have enough strength, and those recommended dipole antennae can't be attached.

mozart requiem is one of my favorites, so at least my office in the apartment helps me have your music.

are you ever going to be able to strengthen the signal?

Jun. 27 2010 02:08 PM
Maria Clair-Howard from Ossining, NY

This program is just music to my ears! As a lover of the choral arts, I was so happy this show was added to the WQXR program list - sorry it will not be on WAY too early for me to hear it - not an early riser. A joy to hear works I have sung week in and out and new works I am less familiar with -catching the Chichester Psalms on my way to church, remembering learning the Hebrew to sing it - was wonderful, Came out to one of my all time faves- Mozart Requiem! What a day! Keep this show at a listenable time and keep it AT LEAST 2 hours - don't roll it back!

Thank you and as always, thank you for keeping Classical music alive in New York!

Jun. 27 2010 02:07 PM

Was the Requium recording the recent Live one from the LSO or an earlier version?

Jun. 27 2010 02:06 PM
Kenneth Bennett Lane from Lake Hiawatha, NJ

Mozart's "Requiem Mass", its full title, was his final composition, left unfinished at his death. The mystery of its commission by a stranger whom Mozart regarded as from another world, a messenger that his, Mozart's, worldly existence was imminently to end. And, consequently, to rush to complete his own "Requiem." Mozart became seriously ill of malignant typhus and died. He was 35 years old, born in Salzburg, Austria on January 27, 1736 and deceased in Vienna. Austria on December 5, 1791. Where Mozart is buried no one knows, but it is reported that he was buried in a pauper's grave alongside others. So much for the injustice of powerless talent in a greedy world governed by the inept, corrupt and ignorant.

Jun. 27 2010 09:22 AM

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