Mozart's Requiem is one of the classical works that inspire passion the most in both erudite and lay people. Many versions have been recorded. All of them different, all of them great. Some versions are monumental, performed by huge orchestras and choirs, such as those of Böhm, Karajan or Solti. Some versions are more intimist, such as the historicist versions by Hogwood, Harnoncourt or Gardiner. Today I bring to the blog a version by Gardiner. And an encore: one of my favorite passages (Tuba Mirum) in my favorite version of Mozart's Requiem: Herreweghe's version. The entry of Ian Bostridge (tenor) in the second 56 is spectacular.
Mozart - full Requiem (Gardiner)
Mozart - Requiem: Tuba mirum (Herreweghe)