London Chamber Orchestra and London Voices: Mozart Requiem
2017 / 2018 London Chamber Orchestra season is about emotions. This first concert was titled Jealousy and built around the jealousy that supposedly Salieri felt of Mozart. Or that is the fake story. But we love stories and was really nice to have on the stage before the music the leading actors of the National Theatre Amadeus production to talk a little bit about this.
The first part of the concert was the Salieri short sypmhony Il giorno onomastico. After listening to it you known why this music is almost forgotten. But anyway it was interesting somehow.
The treat was the second part with Mozart Requiem. I didn’t known what to expect from London Voices as a choir made up of freelancers that assembles different teams for each work. But ey, they were stunning. They did a very theatrical singing that fits perfectly this work (I would say that even more in the context of the fake story we were having). Christopher Warren-Green outlined a very fast version. Probably the faster I have heard. I am not sure if he did this to show the virtuosity of the players (those wonderful timpani!) or to avoid the extra dramatic charge. Anyway it worked so well. Soloist were good if we try to forget the tenor.