Mozart's Requiem from the Sitwell Singers,
impresses MIKE WHEELER
Now that the version of Brahms's German Requiem with piano duet has gained a toe-hold in the repertoire, Mozart's Requiem could well be next. Beethoven's pupil Carl Czerny made a four-hands reduction of the orchestral score (using, of course, Süssmayr's completion) which was published by Anton Diabelli; this is believed to have been its UK premiere (Derby Cathedral, Derby, UK, 29 September 2012).
Any doubts that a twenty-six-strong chamber choir could do justice to Mozart's vision were quickly dispelled...
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