The Dunedin Consort presents the premiere recording of Mozart scholar David Black’s 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.
“something special…one of the most important releases of Mozart’s Requiem.” Audiophile Audition