Herbert von Karajan conducts Mozart's Coronation Mass and Ave Verum Corpus

Wiener Philharmoniker

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Kathleen Battle — Soprano
Trudeliese Schmidt — Alto
Gästa Winbergh — Tenor
Ferruccio Furlanetto — Bass
Rudolf Scholz — Organist
Wiener Singverein
Herbert von Karajan — Conductor

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Saturday, June 29, 1985: Herbert von Karajan and the Wiener Philharmoniker perform Mozart’s Coronation Mass with four of the greatest singers of the decade as part of a mass celebrated by Pope Jean Paul II at the St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Ten thousand cardinals, bishops, diplomats from the world over, Italian political figures, and important personalities from the cultural scene are present. Two years earlier in during the pope's visit to Austria, it was Karajan himself who suggested performing Mozart's work in a religious service to the great religious leader.

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Directed by:
Ernst Wild,
Gela-Marina Runne,
Venue: St. Peter's Basilica (Rome, Italy)
Production date: 1990
Recording date: 1985
Duration: 57 min
Production: © Telemondial in co-production with Televisa-México and the Centro Televisivo Vaticano
Resolution: Full HD