s Grosse Messe – Collegium Vocale Gent

Collegium Vocale Gent


10/08/2022 — 20:00
St.Peter | Salzburg | AT

Felix Mendelssohn [1809-1847]
Choral “Mitten wir im Leben sind” for eight-part choir op. 23 No 3

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [1756-1791]
Mis in c K.427 “Grosse Messe”

Mari Eriksmoen soprano
Eva Zaïcik
David Fischer
Mikhail Timoshenko

Collegium Vocale Gent choir
Camerata Salzburg orchestra
Philippe Herreweghe conductor

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Grosse Messe

In 1782 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart married Constanze Weber without first obtaining the approval of his father Leopold. At that time he had been living in Vienna for some time as a composer and keyboard virtuoso. Wolfgang hoped to regain his father’s favour by promising to write a Mass for the archbishop of Salzburg. The orchestral and vocal forces and the proportions of this Grosse Messe in C minor K.427 would have undoubtedly resulted in a monumental missa solemnis, but sadly it remained unfinished. Still, this is Mozart at his best: full of masterly bravura, carefree elegance and emotional depth.