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    Mass in C

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

    A magnificent demonstration of polyphony and one of the great works of sacred music by Mozart.

    Jean-Christophe Spinosi
    Jean-Christophe Spinosi © Jean-Baptiste Millot

    Nina Maestracci | soprano 
    Ana Maria Labin | soprano
    Krystian Adam | tenor
    Luigi De Donato | bass

    Jean-Christophe Spinosi | direction
    Ensemble Matheus
    Vox 21 | direction Evann Loget-Raymond
    Ensemble Vocal Lili Boulanger

    First part 
    Mozart Symphony No. 41 "Jupiter" K. 551

    For Mozart, religious repertoire was not just written to order or as a necessary step on the musical ladder, but as a genre in its own right, which he cultivated regularly throughout his career. Even in his earliest and already promising Masses, the musician demonstrated a mastery of instrumental polyphony and vocality. The Mass in C minor is influenced by Bach and Handel, notably in the major choruses. There are also some Italian influences in the solo parts, such as the dazzling Gloria, which are straight out of opera. Although this Mass in C minor is unfinished – Requiem aside – it represents the peak of Mozart’s achievement in the sacred music sphere. Mozart’s last symphony, another great in its own genre, will open this concert.

    Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
    France Musique broadcasts this concert on 22nd of May 2023


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