Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Herbert von Karajan Full HD 1080p Full Concert Soundtrack Complete Requiem greatest concert memorable The Requiem Mass in D minor (K. 626) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was composed in Vienna in 1791 and left unfinished at the composer’s death on December 5. A completion by Franz Xaver Süssmayr was delivered to Count Franz von Walsegg, who had anonymously commissioned the piece for a requiem Mass to commemorate the February 14 anniversary of his wife’s death.
It is one of the most enigmatic pieces of music ever composed, mostly because of the myths and controversies surrounding it, especially around how much of the piece was completed by Mozart before his death. The autograph manuscript shows the finished and orchestrated introit in Mozart’s hand, as well as detailed drafts of the Kyrie and the sequence Dies Irae as far as the first nine bars of “Lacrimosa”, and the offertory. It cannot be shown to what extent Süssmayr may have depended on now lost “scraps of paper” for the remainder; he later claimed the Sanctus and Agnus Dei as his own. Walsegg probably intended to pass the Requiem off as his own composition, as he is known to have done with other works. This plan was frustrated by a public benefit performance for Mozart’s widow Constanze. A modern contribution to the mythology is Peter Shaffer’s 1979 play Amadeus, in which the mysterious messenger with the commission is the masked Antonio Salieri who intends to claim authorship for himself.
The Requiem is scored for 2 basset horns in F, 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets in D, 3 trombones (alto, tenor & bass), timpani (2 drums), violins, viola and basso continuo (cello, double bass, and organ). The vocal forces include soprano, contralto, tenor, and bass soloists and a SATB mixed choir.
In memory of the Terror Bombing of Dresden on 13-15 February 1945
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Performance: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
01:13 – Introitus
06:41 – Kyrie / Lord, Have Mercy
09:23 – Dies irae / Day of Wrath
11:15 – Tuba mirum / Trumpet
15:08 – Rex tremendae / Awesome King
17:29 – Recordare / Remember
22:39 – Confutatis / Confounded
24:56 – Lacrimosa / Tears
28:38 – Domine Jesu Christe / Lord Jesus Christ
32:31 – Hostias / Sacrifice
37:08 – Sanctus / Holy
39:01 – Benedictus / Blessed
44:39 – Agnus Dei / Lamb of God
48:20 – Lux Aeterna / Eternal Light