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    Vesperæ solennes de confessore 


    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Two of the great works of religious music by Mozart for an evening in which the power of the divine is conjured up in all its glory.

    Hans-Christoph Rademann
    Hans-Christoph Rademann © Holger Schneider

    Kateryna Kasper | soprano
    Marie Henriette Reinhold | mezzo-soprano 
    Julian Habermann | tenor
    Johannes Kammler | bass

    Hans-Christoph Rademann | direction
    Gaechinger Cantorey  Orchestra and Choir


    When we think of Mozart’s religious music, the Requiem immediately springs to mind. But other masterpieces preceded it, including the Solemn Vespers for a Confessor ten years earlier, which is startlingly beautiful. Mozart uses the variety and balance of the choral and soloists’ parts to express in succession in the Catholic liturgical tradition: the power of the divine (Dixit dominus), praise for the Lord (Confitebor), and a song of jubilation (Beatus vir). A great dramatic fugue then calls for the celebration of the glory of the Lord (Laudate pueri). The final psalm (Laudate dominum) is a plea to believers to adore their Lord. The intensity and emotion which it conveys peak with the trumpets and cymbals of the Magnificat, which ring out in a final grand Amen

    Coréalisation MPSZ Associates / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

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