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Dunedin Consort & Players
directed by John Butt
risp singing and clear diction is matched by outstanding technical ability by the singers. Sunday Herald
The playing of the Dunedin Players under John Butt is admirably crisp, and the singing of the Consort disciplined and clear in enunciation. The Sunday Telegraph
The playing and the singing is outstanding. Highly recommended. The Observer
The Dunedin Consort presents the premiere recording of Mozart scholar David Blacks new 2013 edition of Süssmayr's completion of Mozart's Requiem.
In keeping with several other Dunedin projects, this provides the opportunity to re-imagine what this work may have sounded like at its very first performance.
To this end, the recording will be the first not only to use this new edition, but also to present the work using forces close in style and scale to those at the first performances.
One striking element of these performances is the fact that the soloists are also the leaders of the choir, thus giving a greater consistency to the relationship between the solo numbers and the choruses.
Dunedin Consort seeks to resurrect Süssmayr's much maligned edition to its place and worth in history.
Taking centre stage are soloists Joann Lunn soprano, Rowan Hellier alto, Thomas Hobbs tenor and Matthew Brook bass-baritone.
The Dunedin Consort has established a reputation as one of the finest period performance choirs around, under the direction of prize-winning historical performance specialist John Butt OBE.
The multi-award-winning Dunedin Consort has won praise for the natural style of its soloists and renown for the virtuosity of its singers.
Since receiving a Gramophone Award in 2007, Dunedin Consort has continued to receive accolades: Esther was voted one of the Top 10 Classical Albums of 2012 by The Times, 2011 saw them included in Gramophones Twenty Greatest Choirs list and its recording of Bachs Matthew Passion was named Building A Library: First Choice by BBC Radio 3 CD Review.
2013 was perhaps Dunedins brightest year to date with two hugely successful Bach releases: John Passion was named a Critics Choice by BBC Radio 3 CD Review and twice by Gramophone as well as being named Recording of the Month by three separate publications, whilst Six Brandenburg Concertos was named Gramophone Choice and awarded five stars by both BBC Music Magazine and The Guardian.
Requiem in D minor, KV. 626
1. Requiem aeternam
3. Dies irae
4. Tuba mirum
5. Rex tremendae
9. Domine Jesu
11. Quam olim Abrahae
V. SANCTUS - BENEDICTUS
13 Benedictus & Osanna
VI. AGNUS DEI
14. Agnus Dei
15. Lux aeterna
16. Cum sanctis
Misericordias Domini in D minor, K. 222
17. Offertorium de tempore
Reconstruction of Music Performed at the
Requiem Mass for Mozart, 10 December 1791
18. Requiem aeternam
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