Guided by Mozartian Voices

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Sunday, November 17, 2013

On this episode of The Choral Mix, host Kent Tritle presents his essential Mozart choral works, ranging from the delicate Ave Verum Corpus to the ebullience of the Coronation Mass. We hear classic performances conducted by Leonard Bernstein and Herbert von Karajan, as well as newer recordings by the Handel and Haydn Society and the Academy of Ancient Music.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart touched virtually every part of the classical repertoire and created masterpieces wherever he turned his mind. When it came to choral music, he was able to acknowledge his predecessors; write for voices with the same flare as his symphonies; create sumptuous solo parts and weave them seamlessly with the chorus; and above all, make it all sound beautiful.




Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great":

Ave Verum Corpus

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus

Sir Neville Marriner, Conductor

Philips 438999



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Vesperae solennes de Dominica, K 321:

Beatus vir

Laudate Dominum


Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir

Tallinn Chamber Orchestra

Tonu Kaljuste, Conductor

Kaia Urb, Soprano

Carus 83.401



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mass in C major, K 317 "Coronation": Gloria

Handel And Haydn Society

Harry Christophers, Conductor

Coro 16104



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626:



Academy of Ancient Music

Westminster Cathedral Boys Choir

Academy of Ancient Music Chorus

Christopher Hogwood, Conductor

L'oiseau Lyre 411 712-2



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626:

IV. Offertorium, No. 1 Domine Jesu Christe

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Vienna Singverein

Herbert von Karajon, Conductor

Deutsche Grammophon 477 7164



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great":



Academy of Ancient Music

Winchester Cathedral Choir

Christopher Hogwood, Conductor

Decca 425 528



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mass in C minor, K 427 (417a) "Great":

Qui tollis

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Bavarian Radio Chorus

Leonard Bernstein, Conductor

Deutsche Grammophon 431 791

Comments [2]

Gary Ekman from Manhattan/NYC

"Conductor nuts like me always want to look under the hood . . ."

What a great way to describe musical analysis. Exploring a musical work with Kent Tritle is always a magical adventure even if we are just looking under the hood. Profound mysteries and truths are revealed.

Nov. 17 2013 08:53 AM
Gev Sweeney from Ocean Grove, New Jersey

My playlist! Not with the same performers, but ... a great way to kick off a busy Sunday. Thanks!

Nov. 17 2013 08:49 AM

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