RIAS Kammerchor & René Jacobs

Brigitte Christensen, Soprano
Sophie Harmsen, Mezzo-Soprano
Maximilian Schmitt, Tenor
Johannes Weisser, Bass
RIAS Kammerchor Berlin
Freiburger Barockorchester
René Jacobs, Conductor

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
“Missa in tempore belli” [Mass in Time of War] in C Major for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra, Hob. XXII:9

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Requiem in D Minor for Soloists, Choir and Orchestra, K. 626
(new reconstruction by Pierre-Henri Dutron)

Recorded live on 16 July 2022 at the Church of Saanen

As one of the pioneers of historical performance practice, René Jacobs has put together a truly magnificent programme for the opening concert of the 66th Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy. Being the conductor of one of the best choirs in the world, he is in charge of an ideal ensemble to rediscover classical repertoire, while giving the audience the rare chance of experiencing the music played on period instruments. This programme of masterpieces has a double reference to current world affairs and the events surrounding the Festival: the Russia-Ukraine war with Joseph Haydn’s remarkable Missa in tempore belli and the reference to the Viennese focus of the 2022 edition by Mozart’s Requiem, which will be performed in a new version created by the young Frenchman Pierre-Henri Dutron.

2 comments on “Missa in tempore belli

Danke für diese wunderbare Aufzeichnung! Ein Geschenk, dieses Konzert so hören zu dürfen, auch wenn die Qualität der PC- Lautsprecher natürlich nicht reicht…..
Schon so lange – aber nächstes Jahr sicher ! -will ich mir eine life- Teilnahme in Gstaad gönnen, diese Aufnahme bestärkt mich unbedingt – danke!
Freundliche Grüsse, Gudrun Luthringshausen

Hermoso sublime lo estoy escuchando recién me despierto es tan bello me voy a tomar un café pensando en un recorrido por los castillos alemanes claro mentalmente gracias por la deferencia y atención

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