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Mozart: The Great Mass
Leipzig Ballet, Eun Yee You, Marie-Claude Chappuis, Werner Güra, Friedemann Röhlig, Choir of the Leipzig Opera
Uwe Scholz, choreography
The Great Mass is the spiritual keystone of a choreographic undertaking in which Uwe Scholz absorbs the structure of the liturgy of the mass. He adds to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's unfinished Great Mass in C minor other works by the same composer, such as the Adagio and Fugue in C minor and the motet Ave verum corpus. He also puts in passages of Gregorian chant, sequences from contemporary music by György Kurtág, Thomas Jahn and Arvo Pärt, and readings of poems by Paul Celan. Mozart's music becomes a mould in which Scholz casts his choreography. – A truly impressive requiem; a choreographic revelation.
Mozart: Great Mass in C minor, K.427
Ballet / Dance
EuroArts Music International