Mass in C minor – Pygmalion Choir & Orchestra Pichon

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January 1970

Program and cast


Franz Schubert
Canon 'Lacrimosa son io' for three voices, D. 131b
Stabat Mater for mixed choir and orchestra in G minor, D. 175
Hymnus an den Heiligen Geist , D. 948b — 'Herr, unser Gott!'

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Missa in C minor, K. 427
Kyrie · Gloria in excelsis Deo · Laudamus te · Gratias agimus tibi · Domine Deus

Anton Bruckner
Motet 'Christus factus est' for choir a cappella, WAB 11

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Missa in C minor, K. 427
Qui tollis · Quoniam tu solus · Jesu Christe · Cum Sancto Spiritu

Anton Bruckner
Motet 'Ave Maria' for choir a capella, WAB 6

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Missa in C minor, K. 427
Credo in unum Deum · Et incarnatus est

Franz Schubert
Zum Sanctus from Deutsche Messe, D. 872

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Missa in C minor, K. 427
Sanctus · Hosanna · Benedictus · Hosanna


Sabine Devieilhe, Soprano
Lenneke Ruiten, Soprano
Linard Vrielink, Tenor
Christian Immler, Bass
Pygmalion Choir & Orchestra
Raphaël Pichon, Conductor

Presented by the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation in cooperation with the Salzburg Festival

St. Peter's Collegiate Church

The Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter is the oldest existing monastery in the German speaking area and is regarded as the cradle of the city and region of Salzburg, especially since the first abbots were also the bishops of the archdiocese. Founded by St. Rupert towards the end of the 7th century, this order became an extremely important church and cultural institution.

Continuing economic growth (mainly from salt mining) as well as the increase in land ownership (extending as far as Carinthia and Lower Austria) meant that besides their extensive social commitment in the sphere of caring for the sick and poor the monks were able to dedicate themselves intensively to art: book painting, music and theatre practice (especially from the time of the founding of the Benedictine University in 1622) were considerably furthered here. The abbey was built between 1125 and 1147 and is the only high Romanesque basilica remaining in Salzburg. In the 17th century it was given a Baroque character by the building of the choir house, the dome and chapel buildings, and the present-day interior design largely dates back to the 18th century. Every year since 1927 Mozart’s Mass in C minor has been performed here during the festival summer.

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