Herbert von Karajan Memorial Concert
On the tenth anniversary of Herbert von Karajan's death the Berliner Philharmoniker paid tribute to their late maestro in his home town of Salzburg. In a live shooting from the city's imposing Cathedral, Claudio Abbado conducted an all-Mozart programme, honouring his predecessor both by the careful selection of the music and singers. Mozart's Requiem was sung by some of the best soloists including Karita Mattila (soprano) and Bryn Terfel (bass) and Michael Schade (tenor) together with the Swedish Radio Choir. A performance that in every respect met Karajan's own high artistic standards.