Recorded live at the Leipzig Opera, Leipzig, June 2005.
Uwe Scholz is one of the most brilliant choreographic minds of his generation – he died in November 2004 at the age of 45.
The Great Mass is one of the most impressive works of this important neoclassical Choreographer - a truly impressive requiem; a choreographic revelation.
The full length Choreography takes its name from Mozart's famous unfinished Mass in C minor and adds other works by the same composer, such as the Adagio and Fugue in C minor and the motet Ave verum corpus as well as passages of Gregorian chant, and sequences from contemporary music by György Kurtág, Thomas Jahn and Arvo Pärt.
The Leipzig Ballet is regarded as one of the best ballet companies worldwide.