Music: New Records, May 17, 1948

Mozart: Requiem (Pia Tassinari, Ebe Stignani, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Italo Tajo; orchestra and chorus of the E.I.A.R., Victor de Sabata conducting; Cetra-Soria, 16 sides). Mozart began writing this masterpiece in the last few months of his life, for another's memorial. Finished by his pupil Sussmayer, it has since served well as Mozart's own memorial. This is a recording of the magnificent performance in the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Rome on the 150th anniversary of his death (1941). Recording: good.

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