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Initiation ceremony in a Viennese Masonic Lodge during the reign of Joseph II (1784) by Ignaz Unterberger (1748-1797)
Historisches Museum der Stadt Vienna / Bridgeman Art Library, London
Track(s) taken from CDH55371
Recording details: June 1997
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: October 1998
Total duration: 2 minutes 53 seconds

'This marvellous compilation offers no fewer than 25 Mozart songs which genuinely redress this grossly neglected part of his output. A disc which offers rich rewards' (The Independent)

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An die Freundschaft, K148
First line:
O heiliger Bund, dir weih ich meine Lieder
1772; also catalogued as K125h; later re-worked, with new Masonic words, as Auf die feierlicher Johannisloge
author of text

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