Mozart: Requiem KV 626

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Mozart: Requiem KV 626
Barbara Bonney, Anne Sofie Von Otter, Willard White / Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque / Sir John Eliot Gardiner

[ Philips / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 12 December 2005

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"John Elliot Gardiner with characteristic panache gives one of the most powerful performances on record"
*** Three Stars. Penguin Stereo Guide.

*** Three Stars. Penguin Stereo Guide.

"John Elliot Gardiner with characteristic panache gives one of the most powerful performances on record, for while the lighter sound of the period orchestra makes for greater transparency, the weight and bite are formidable. The soloists are an outstanding quartet."

Endlessly fascinating, Mozart's Requiem is one of his best-loved works. For this recoding John Eliot Gardiner follows the version completed by Süssmayr, Mozart's pupil and assistant. With "some first-rate solo singing" from a top-flight team, "plenty of cut and thrust", "great athleticism" and "expressive weight" in the big choruses, and "well audible" inner detail in the orchestral playing of the period-instrument band (Gramophone), this is a recording that takes you to the heart of the music.

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