Mozart: Requiem
Josef Krips
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4826530
Barcode
00028948265305
Format
1-CD
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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Requiem in D minor, KV 626
(Completed by Franz Xaver Süssmayr)

Werner Pech, treble
Hans Breitschopf, alto
Walther Ludwig, tenor
Harald Pröglhöf, bass
Wiener Hofmusikkapelle
Wiener Philharmoniker
Josef Krips

FIRST INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON CD

Recording information

Recording Producer: Victor Olof
Balance Engineer: Cyril Windebank
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Recording Location: Grosser Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austria, 10–11 June 1950

Reviews

‘This really is a performance in church, so to speak, and it is wholly free from operatic vices … The intimate note is struck at the outset … The soft end of ‘Rex tremendae’ is most moving … The ‘sotto voce’ singing of sopranos and altos in the quiet portions of  ‘Confutatis’ are angelically beautiful … and [this recording contains] a great deal of magical sound.’
Gramophone, January 1951

‘a tremendously exhilarating performance, a Requiem on a grand scale, sounding in the Dies irae as thought the devil himself is driving the Viennese forces’ CMW Classics