Mozart - Requiem - Karajan - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra on 180g Import 2LP
Among all those sacred compositions that deal with the end of life, Mozart's Requiem penetrates one's heart and soul like no other apocalyptic work. One reason for this is surely the rather mysterious story surrounding its composition, a mixture of truth and legend, which arose during the arduous last months of the ailing Salzburg composer. Although the various developmental stages and the extent to which Mozart's pupils participated in the composition may never be fully clarified, the mystical power of the enigmatic fragments remains constant to this day. From 1961-1986, Herbert von Karajan made three recordings of the Mozart Requiem for Deutsche Grammophon including this excellent 1962 performance with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra which has been remastered and pressed on 180g double vinyl courtesy of Vinyl Passion Classical.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (composer)
Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra