K. 626

Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees - Mozart: Requiem K.626, Kyrie K.341 (1997)

Philippe Herreweghe, Orchestre des Champs-Élysées - Mozart: Requiem K.626, Kyrie K.341 (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 334 Mb | Total time: 53:57 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC 901620 | Recorded: 1996

December 1791, the final Requiem. Tired by his many voyages around Europe ever since he had been rejected in Vienna, Mozart could not find the strength to honour his promise to compose a Requiem in record time for the person who had commissioned it… He was in fact to be struck down by illness during its composition and it was his pupil Süssmayr who finished the work according to his instructions. This version remains the most convincing, for the presence and grandeur of Mozart are present everywhere - in the baroque imagination and the classical style, in the universal unrest and the sheer terror of a man alone in the face of Death.
Wiener Singverein, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 (1976) Reissue 2002

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 (1976) Reissue 2002
Anna Tomowa-Sintow (soprano), Agnes Baltsa (contralto), Werner Krenn (tenor), José van Dam (bass)
Wiener Singverein, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Recording: Berlin, 9/1975

EAC | APE | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 471 639-2 | Time: 00:53:12

Between 1961 and 1986, Herbert von Karajan made three recordings of the Mozart Requiem for Deutsche Grammophon, with little change in his conception of the piece over the years. This recording, from 1975, is, on balance, the best of them. The approach is Romantic, broad, and sustained, marked by a thoroughly homogenized blend of chorus and orchestra, a remarkable richness of tone, striking power, and an almost marmoreal polish. Karajan viewed the Requiem as idealized church music rather than a confessional statement awash in operatic expressiveness. In this account, the orchestra is paramount, followed in importance by the chorus, then the soloists. Not surprisingly, the singing of the solo quartet sounds somewhat reined-in, especially considering these singers' pedigrees. By contrast, the Vienna Singverein, always Karajan's favorite chorus, sings with a huge dynamic range and great intensity, though with an emotional detachment nonetheless. Perfection, if not passion or poignancy, is the watchword. The Berlin orchestra plays majestically, and the sound is pleasingly vivid.
Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Bohm - Mozart: Requiem, K.626 (1971/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/192]

Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Bohm - Mozart: Requiem, K.626 (1971/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 64:25 minutes | 2.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Karl Böhm's 1971 Deutsche Grammophon recording of Mozart's Requiem has long been regarded as the best, deepest, truest, and most Austrian recording of the work. With the Wiener Staatsopernchor and the Wiener Philharmoniker, plus soloists Edith Mathis, Julia Hamari, Wieslaw Ochman, and Karl Ridderbusch, Böhm created a fuliginously sorrowful, luminously consoling, and numinously blessed performance of Mozart's final masterpiece and Deutsche Grammophon has wisely kept the performance almost continuously in print since its release.
Mozart - Requiem in D minor, K. 626 (Daniel Barenboim, Orchestre et Choeurs de l'Opera de Paris) [1985]

Mozart - Requiem in D minor, K. 626 (Daniel Barenboim, Orchestre et Choeurs de l'Opera de Paris;
Kathleen Battle, Ann Murray, David Rendall, Matti Salminen) [1985]

EAC Rip | FLAC, TRACKS+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 238 MB
Classical | Label: EMI Classics | Catalog Number: CDC 7 47342 2 | TT: 55:39

Thank you Kathleen Battle for making another masterful recording.Mozart's requiem is an excellent work,and this particular version is well recorded too.I just wish mozart wrote more music for the soprano to sing in his requiem.I must say that Verdi's requiem is the greatest ever composed,but thus far of all the requiems i've listened to,mozart's requiem must come in second.Mozart,you go boy!!Kathleen,you go girl!!!! Ps,requiems should be listened to especially on rainy evenings & nights with some introspective thoughts.Perhaps,mozart is now composing an anti-requiem for the afterlife..
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concientus Musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Chor - Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 (2004) (Repost)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concientus Musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Chor - Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:21 | 228 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: B00022UO9I

Beethoven called Mozart's Requiem "wild and terrible", and that's what we get in Harnoncourt's new recording. Ominous dread hangs from every note of the dark opening measures, the Rex tremendae and Confutatis are driven with terrifying strength, and the supplications of the Lacrimosa, with their weeping stabbings of the orchestra, are freighted with emotional power. The Tuba mirum duet of bass soloist and trombone has a beauty almost never achieved in other readings. Nor does Harnoncourt overstep the stylistic boundaries of this classical-era work; rather, the intensity is heightened for being in the idiom of its time.
Mozart - Requiem K.626, Kyrie K.341 (Philippe Herreweghe) [1997]

Mozart - Requiem K.626, Kyrie K.341 (Philippe Herreweghe) [1997]
Classical | EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Harmonia Mundi | Covers
HMX 2901620 | Covers | Scans | TT: 53’57 | 280.7 MB

Mozart's Requeim is another masterpiece where he unleashes his overwhelming genius, which even his jealous contemporaries could not not find words for other than "divine". At the same time, it is also a subject of great controversy as to how the unfinished portions should have been completed (serious listeners should try to learn more about how Sussmayr completed the work and how his work is criticized). Whatever the case, this is unquestionably one of the greatest works of art ever created by man….
Mozart - Maurerische Trauermusik K 477, Requiem K 626 (Jordi Savall) [2011]

Mozart - Maurerische Trauermusik K 477, Requiem K 626 (Jordi Savall) [2011]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 247.93 MB
Classical | Label: AliaVox | Catalog Number: AVSA 9880

Mozart was an avowed Freemason, and his connection to the order became integrated with his compositional output. In 1785 he composed the Maurerische Trauermusik (Masonic Funeral Music). It was written in honor of two deceased brethren Franz, Count Esterhazy de Galantha and Georg August, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Mozart associated certain musical motifs with Masonic ideas. The rising interval of the major sixth and various rhythmic embodiments of Masonic ritual knocks were among the elements he used as musical symbols. Although the Requiem is not specifically Masonic in nature, there are aspects present including some of these musical motifs. This 1991 recording bears the signature of Jordi Savall s talent as a conductor the intensity of emotion, clarity of structure and the emphasis on singing musical lines. This new multichannel re-mastering sheds new light on a true gem of the back catalog.
Karajan Memorial Concert: Mozart - Requiem K. 626 - Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir (2015)

Karajan Memorial Concert: Mozart - Requiem K. 626 - Claudio Abbado, Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir (2015)
Full BluRay 1:1 | BDMV | 1080i MPEG-4 AVC @ 23950 kbps; 29,970 fps | 01:02:21 | 14.35 GB
Audio1: Italian LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio2: Italian DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4322 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Genre: Classical | Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Latin

On July 16, 1999, the tenth anniversary of the death of Herbert von Karajan, the Berliner Philharmoniker paid tribute to their late maestro in his home town of Salzburg. In a live shooting from the imposing Salzburg Cathedral, Claudio Abbado conducted an all- Mozart programme, honouring his predecessor both by the careful selection of the music and the singers. The Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Claudio Abbado, performed Mozart's Requiem in D minor, KV 626, among other works. Soprano Rachel Harnisch appeared as the soloist on the two complementing arias Betrachte dies mein Herz und frage mich and Laudate Dominum Featuring soprano Karita Mattila, contralto Sara Mingardo, tenor Michael Schade and bass baritone Bryn Terfel as soloists of the Requiem. A performance that in every respect met Karajan's own high artistic standards. Lovingly restored and carefully brought to HD, this unique performance of the Berliner Philharmoniker at Salzburg Cathedral is now finally available on Blu-ray Disc.
Teodor Currentzis, MusicAeterna, The New Siberian Singers - Mozart. Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2011)

Teodor Currentzis, MusicAeterna - Mozart. Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 46:45 minutes | 509 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

This release stands out from among both the dozens or hundreds of available recordings of Mozart's Requiem in D minor, K. 626, and from among the recordings in the catalog of France's Alpha label…
Laurence Equilbey, Insula Orchestra - Mozart: Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2014) [Official Digital Download]

Laurence Equilbey, Insula Orchestra - Mozart: Requiem in D Minor, K.626 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 48:44 minutes | 483 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Laurence Equilbey's 2014 Naïve release of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's unfinished Requiem in D minor belongs to the category of historically informed performances, both in the actual execution and in the intentions of the performance.