Coronation Mass - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra no. 3

Anne - Sophie Mutter
Wiener Philharmoniker and Berliner Philharmoniker directed by Herbert von Karajan
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartDeutsche Grammophon 2000

Agnus Dei. With this cry, translated into notes in his Coronation Mass, Mozart surely earned God’s mercy; music and voice are lifted in power before the Eternal, reaching that sublime perfection which is the manifestation of beauty that is always desired.
His genius reaches this height not because he was an upright, irreprehensible person, unblemished by error; rather, he was full of contradictions and human limits, but when he created, his attachment to Jesus mysteriously made everything bright.

(Excerpt from the introduction by Luigi Giussani to the booklet enclosed in the CD)