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The occasion for the composition of Mozart's Missa longa is still a matter of speculation, but the Mass remains an exceptional work with it's elaborate choral writing, extended orchestration and dramatic changes. The symphonic qualities of the Coronation Mass reveal influences from Mozart's travels in Paris and Mannheim, as well as a move towards a more operatic style - the memorable soprano solo of the Agnus Dei clearly anticipates the aria 'Dove sono' from Le nozze di Figaro. The richness and variety of this work ensures that it has deservedly remained one of Mozart's most frequently performed Masses. Working with many top orchestras throughout Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, Christoph Poppen is currently principal conductor of the Cologne Chamber Orchestra and principal guest conductor of Hong Kong Sinfonietta. He is former artistic director of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and former music director of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie SaarbrĂŒcken Kaiserslautern. Greatly sought-after as a pedagogue, he has been Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the Hochschule fĂŒr Musik und Theater in Munich since 2003 and was also appointed Professor of Violin Chair at the Escuela Superior de MĂșsica Reina SofĂ­a Madrid in 2021.
The occasion for the composition of Mozart's Missa longa is still a matter of speculation, but the Mass remains an exceptional work with it's elaborate choral writing, extended orchestration and dramatic changes. The symphonic qualities of the Coronation Mass reveal influences from Mozart's travels in Paris and Mannheim, as well as a move towards a more operatic style - the memorable soprano solo of the Agnus Dei clearly anticipates the aria 'Dove sono' from Le nozze di Figaro. The richness and variety of this work ensures that it has deservedly remained one of Mozart's most frequently performed Masses. Working with many top orchestras throughout Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, Christoph Poppen is currently principal conductor of the Cologne Chamber Orchestra and principal guest conductor of Hong Kong Sinfonietta. He is former artistic director of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and former music director of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie SaarbrĂŒcken Kaiserslautern. Greatly sought-after as a pedagogue, he has been Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the Hochschule fĂŒr Musik und Theater in Munich since 2003 and was also appointed Professor of Violin Chair at the Escuela Superior de MĂșsica Reina SofĂ­a Madrid in 2021.
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Format: CD
Label: NAXOS
Rel. Date: 09/24/2021
UPC: 747313427079

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The occasion for the composition of Mozart's Missa longa is still a matter of speculation, but the Mass remains an exceptional work with it's elaborate choral writing, extended orchestration and dramatic changes. The symphonic qualities of the Coronation Mass reveal influences from Mozart's travels in Paris and Mannheim, as well as a move towards a more operatic style - the memorable soprano solo of the Agnus Dei clearly anticipates the aria 'Dove sono' from Le nozze di Figaro. The richness and variety of this work ensures that it has deservedly remained one of Mozart's most frequently performed Masses. Working with many top orchestras throughout Europe, North America, South America, and Asia, Christoph Poppen is currently principal conductor of the Cologne Chamber Orchestra and principal guest conductor of Hong Kong Sinfonietta. He is former artistic director of the Munich Chamber Orchestra, and former music director of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie SaarbrĂŒcken Kaiserslautern. Greatly sought-after as a pedagogue, he has been Professor of Violin and Chamber Music at the Hochschule fĂŒr Musik und Theater in Munich since 2003 and was also appointed Professor of Violin Chair at the Escuela Superior de MĂșsica Reina SofĂ­a Madrid in 2021.
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