Sunday, October 4, 2009

Mozart - Requiem - Riccardo Muti, Berliner Philharmoniker

Mozart - Requiem - Muti, Berliner Philharmoniker
Vocal | Eac, flac, cue | log, cover | 1 CD, 255 MB
May 23, 2006 | EMI | RapidShare

The Requiem or Requiem Mass, also known as the Missa pro defunctis (Latin, "Mass for the deceased") or Missa defunctorum ("Mass of the deceased"), is a liturgical service of the Roman Catholic Church celebrated by the priest presider for the repose of the soul of a particular deceased person or persons. It is frequently, but by no means always, celebrated in the context of a funeral.

Outside the Catholic Church, the ceremony is used in the Anglo-Catholic branch of Anglicanism and in certain Lutheran churches. A comparable service, with a wholly different ritual form and texts, exists in the Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches.

The term "Requiem" is the accusative form of the Latin noun requies (rest, repose). The introit of the liturgy begins with the words "Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine" - "Grant them eternal rest, O Lord".

The Requiem Mass is notable for the large number of musical compositions that it has inspired, including the requiems of Mozart, Verdi and Fauré. Originally, such compositions were meant to be performed in liturgical service, with monophonic chant. Eventually the dramatic character of the text began to appeal to composers to an extent that they made the requiem a genre of its own, and the requiems of composers such as Verdi are essentially concert pieces rather than liturgical works.

Celebrations of the Requiem Mass were often referred to as "black Masses", from the colour of the vestments worn by the priest and the altar cloths. The term has no connection with the Satanist ritual of the same name. Since the liturgical reform of 1969-1970, the black colour has been replaced with purple.

CD Content

Mozart - Mass No. 19 in D minor, 'Requiem' K626
Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus KV.618

James Morris - Basse
Frank Lopardo - Ténor
Waltraud Meier - Mezzo-Soprano
Patrizia Pace - Soprano

Berliner Philharmoniker

Stockholm Chamber Choir,
Swedish Radio Chorus

Conductor: Riccardo Muti

more info here


  1. Excellent!
    Another patient for my bedlam-blog.
    Very kind of you.

  2. Hello, where can I found related links for dl?
    Thanx a lot,

  3. Hi Alessio! Have you ever been on DC++? Anyway..
    click on the cover to get the download links.

  4. Dear Otto, I want to report you that the first link of this file doesn't working! In fact I don't try to download it! Please, can you reupload it?


  5. Excuse me, I wanted to say "I don't be able to download it"!

  6. Hi Otto,

    thanks for the review but it's too focused on the historical evolution of the name and it's uses in various churches. What do you think of this particular performance? How do you evaluate this recording? Is performed with period instruments or not? For those of us who are not classical music experts it would be nice to get insights from those who a background and knowledge of the art form. Thank you.

  7. Hi Otto,
    Thanks for all your wonderfull recordings.
    The rar part 3 is not working well. Track 14 is missing (Communio/Lux Aeterna). Could you re-post it again?. Thanks!.



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