Mozart: Requiem [1986 recording]

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All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Herbert von Karajan's early recordings of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Requiem in D minor" were made with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, but for his 1986 digital recording, he turned to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Wiener Singverein for his last big reading of the Süssmayr completion. Some may regard this interpretation as grandiose and excessively operatic in style, while others will find it reverent and moving. But most will agree that Karajan's approach avoids any textual modifications from period scholarship and must be considered a conventional, mainstream reading, especially since Karajan's interpretation is much more Romantic, expansive, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Herbert von Karajan's early recordings of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Requiem in D minor" were made with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, but for his 1986 digital recording, he turned to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Wiener Singverein for his last big reading of the Süssmayr completion. Some may regard this interpretation as grandiose and excessively operatic in style, while others will find it reverent and moving. But most will agree that Karajan's approach avoids any textual modifications from period scholarship and must be considered a conventional, mainstream reading, especially since Karajan's interpretation is much more Romantic, expansive, and sentimental than those of his contemporaries. Deutsche Grammophon's sound is big and spacious, but it makes the orchestra seem muddy.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/11/1994
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028943902328
  • Catalog Number: 439023
  • Sales rank: 14,867

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–14 Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (52:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Anna Tomowa-Sintow Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent recording ever!!

    This is undoubtedly the best record of Mozart I've ever heard!! Remarkable, breathtaking, sacred....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Incredible!

    ...absolutely breath-taking...beautiful...

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