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Wiener Sängerknaben / Vienna Boys' Choir: A Mozart Celebration

Sandrine Piau soprano | Dietmar Kerschbaum tenor | Wolfgang Bankl bass
Vienna Boys' Choir; Chorus Viennensis; Radio-symphonieorchester Wien
Bertrand de Billy

This disc captures the Vienna Boys’ Choir’s fitting celebration of Mozart’s 250th birthday in January 2006. Together with well known Mozart interpreters like Sandrine Piau, they sing Mozart’s finest sacred works, including the Coronation Mass.
The Choir is one of the best-known musical institutions in Vienna. Since its founding over 500 years ago, it has been a significant fixture in musical life worldwide. Many famous composers and musicians had close ties to the Vienna Boys’ Choir - Joseph Haydn and Franz Schubert were even members of the choir as children and Mozart, while not a choirboy himself, did perform with the choir. The venue is St. Stephen’s Cathedral, where Mozart and his wife were married, where one of their sons was christened and where the funeral ceremony after Mozart’s death took place.
In addition to the celebratory concert, recorded in beautiful surroundings, the 60 minute documentary bonus film “Mozart in Vienna” explores the most critical years of Mozart’s life. Exploring Vienna’s Mozart sites such as the House at Domgasse 5 ("Figaro-Haus"), the Theater an der Wien and the Cathedral, it sheds light on the special relationship between Mozart and Vienna.

Repertoire

W.A. Mozart: Church Sonata in C major, K.278, “Credo” from the Mass in C minor, K.427, “Et incarnatus est” from the Mass in C minor, K.427, Graduale “Sancta Maria, mater Dei”, K.273, “Laudate Dominum” from Vesperae Solennes de Confessore, K.339, Coronation Mass in C major, K.317, Ave verum corpus, K.618, “Agnus Dei” from Litaniae Lauretanae, K.195, Church Sonata in C major, K.329

Facts DVD

Item number
2055168
UPC number
880242551689
Region code
0
Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Release
Total running time
127 mins
Details running time
68 mins, 59 mins (Bonus)
Subtitles
English, French, German, Latin
Booklet notes
English, French, German
No. of discs
1
Recording
2006
Bonus
Documentary “Mozart in Vienna”. Mozart in Vienna traces in 60 minutes the most critical years of his life. Examining Vienna’s authentic Mozart sites such as the Mozart House at Domgasse 5 ("Figaro-Haus"), the Theater an der Wien and the Stephansdom helps put into focus Mozart’s special connection to the city and the Viennese relationship to Mozart.
Bonus subtitles
English, French, German