Annotation

Hard on the heels of John Butt’s prize-winning Mozart Requiem comes a very different approach to the work, conducted by Laurence Equilbey and recorded in a resonant acoustic – the Royal Chapel, Versailles – that is also tellingly precise in its detail. You have to search quite hard to find that this is Süssmayr’s famous completion of the Requiem, closely in touch with the composer’s legacy, in a church-based sound world. There is a superb high-level quartet of soloists, with Werner Güra’s ringing tenor prominent and Sandrine Piau’s plainsong icy sharp. The wiry Insula Orchestra is softened by basset horns and bassoons, while the Accentus choir has a light European texture, robust where needed, but in the female voices of Voca me cum benedictis echoing ethereally into eternity.
(article from the Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/sep/28/mozart-requiem-piau-fink-gura-purves-equilbey-review)

wolfgang amadeus mozart 1756-1791
requiem in d minor kv 626
sandrine piau soprano
sara mingardo contralto
werner güra tenor
christopher purves bass-baritone
accentus
insula orchestra
laurence equilbey conductor

Recording producer, editing & mastering: Laure Casenave-Péré
Balance engineer: Thomas Dappelo
Sound assistant: Valérian Langlais
Recorded in February 2014 at the Chapelle Royale de Versailles (France)
Recording & editing system: Pyramix
Microphones: Neumann M149, DPA 4011A, Neumann TLM170, Schoeps MK21, Schoeps MK4,
Royer 122V, Royer 121
Preamplifiers & converter: DAD AX24 & Merging HORUS

Annotation last modified on 2014-12-26 00:42 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Requiem in D minor, K. 626: I. Introitus: Requiem æternam
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 4:28
2 Requiem in D minor, K. 626: II. Kyrie: Kyrie eleison
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:34
3 Requiem in D minor, K. 626: IIIa. Sequenz: Dies iræ
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1:52
4 Requiem in D minor, K. 626: IIIb. Sequenz: Tuba mirum
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:44
5 Requiem in D minor, K. 626: IIIc. Sequenz: Rex tremendæ majestatis
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:03
6 Requiem in D minor, K. 626: IIId. Sequenz: Recordare, Jesu pie
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:38
7 Requiem in D minor, K. 626: IIIe. Sequenz: Confutatis maledictis
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2:35
8 Requiem in D minor, K. 626: IIIf. Sequenz: Lacrimosa, dies illa
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:19
9 Requiem in D minor, K. 626: IVa. Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:24
10 Requiem in D minor, K. 626: IVb. Offertorium: Hostias et preces
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:28
11 Requiem in D minor, K. 626: V. Sanctus
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1:27
12 Requiem in D minor, K. 626: VI. Benedictus
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:21
13 Requiem in D minor, K. 626: VII. Agnus dei
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 3:20
14 Requiem in D minor, K. 626: VIII. Communio: Lux æterna
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 5:32

Credits

CD 1

additional composer:
Joseph Leopold Eybler (tracks 3–8)
Franz Xaver Süßmayr (tracks 1–2, 7, 14)
Franz Xaver Süßmayr (– 1792-03) (track 13)
Franz Xaver Süßmayr (1791 – 1792) (track 8)
additional orchestrator:
Franz Beyer (track 14)
Franz Jakob Freystädtler (tracks 13–14)
balance engineer:
Thomas Dappelo (2014-02) (tracks 1–14)
bass-baritone vocals:
Christopher Purves (2014-02) (tracks 4, 6, 9, 12)
choir vocals:
Accentus (Chœur de Chambre Accentus) (2014-02) (tracks 1–3, 5, 7–14)
composer:
Franz Xaver Süßmayr (tracks 11–12)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (1791) (tracks 1–14)
conductor:
Laurence Equilbey (2014-02) (tracks 1–14)
contralto vocals:
Sara Mingardo (2014-02) (tracks 4, 6, 9, 12)
orchestra:
Insula Orchestra (orchestra with period instruments) (2014-02) (tracks 1–14)
orchestrator:
Franz Xaver Süßmayr (tracks 1–14)
Franz Jakob Freystädtler (tracks 1–2)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (classical composer) (tracks 1–2)
Maximilian Stadler (tracks 9–10)
producer:
Laure Casenave-Péré (tracks 1–14)
soprano vocals:
Sandrine Piau (2014-02) (tracks 1, 4, 6, 9, 12, 14)
tenor vocals:
Werner Güra (German classical tenor) (2014-02) (tracks 4, 6, 9, 12)
recorded at:
arrangements:
later translated versions:
Ağıt (track 8)
part of:
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: IV. Offertorium (Süßmayr Edition) (movement) (tracks 9–10)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: V. Sanctus (Süßmayr edition) (movement) (tracks 11–12)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: III. Sequenz (Süßmayr Edition) (movement) (tracks 3–8)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626 (Süßmayr edition) (tracks 1–2, 13–14)
recording of:
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: I. Introitus: Requiem aeternam (Süßmayr Edition; choir and soprano solo) (2014-02) (track 1)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: II. Kyrie eleison (Süßmayr Edition; choir) (2014-02) (track 2)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: III. Sequenz: a. Dies irae (Süßmayr Edition; choir) (2014-02) (track 3)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: III. Sequenz: b. Tuba mirum (Süßmayr Edition; soprano, contralto, tenor, bass solo) (2014-02) (track 4)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: III. Sequenz: c. Rex tremendae majestatis (Süßmayr Edition; choir) (2014-02) (track 5)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: III. Sequenz: d. Recordare, Jesu pie (Süßmayr Edition; soprano, contralto, tenor, bass solo) (2014-02) (track 6)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: III. Sequenz: e. Confutatis maledictis (Süßmayr Edition; choir) (2014-02) (track 7)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: III. Sequenz: f. Lacrimosa dies illa (Süßmayr Edition; choir) (2014-02) (track 8)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: IV. Offertorium: a. Domine Jesu Christie (Süßmayr Edition; choir with solo quartet) (2014-02) (track 9)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: IV. Offertorium: b. Versus: Hostias et preces (Süßmayr Edition; choir) (2014-02) (track 10)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: V. Sanctus: a. Sanctus Dominus Deus Sabaoth (Süßmayr Edition; choir) (2014-02) (track 11)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: V. Sanctus: b. Benedictus (Süßmayr Edition; solo quartet, then choir) (2014-02) (track 12)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: VI. Agnus Dei (Süßmayr Edition; choir) (2014-02) (track 13)
Requiem in D minor, K. 626: VII. Communio: Lux aeterna (Süßmayr Edition; soprano solo and choir) (2014-02) (track 14)