|Ordering Number||OC 536|
- Haydn, Johann Michael
- Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Johann Michael Haydn: Requiem (Missa pro Defuncto Archiepiscopo Sigismundo)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Davide Penitente
Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg · Salzburger Bachchor · Ivor Bolton, conductor
Iride Martinez, soprano · Anna Bonitatibus, soprano
Christoph Strehl, Tenor · Luca Pisaroni, Bass
Mitschnitt von den Salzburger Festspielen 2004
Festival Documents: in this series, OehmsClassics will be publishing live recordings of outstanding concerts from the Salzburg Festival.
The “Mozart Matinees” were originally founded by Bernhard Paumgartner to introduce
audiences to the genial composer’s little-known works. The Mozart Matinees of the 2004 summer festival – in addition to Mozart – were dedicated to the younger brother of Joseph Haydn: Johann Michael Haydn. Michael Haydn’s Requiem in C Minor was heard for the first time in December 1771; both father and son Mozart participated in the performance. Mozart later quoted a motive from this Requiem in his Maurerische Trauermusik and quoted the older man as well in his own requiem.
The cantata Davide penitente was written as occasional music for the “Wiener Tonkünstlersocietät” and premiered for the first time under Mozart’s direction in March 1785.