Mozart: Requiem [1986 recording]

Mozart: Requiem [1986 recording]

by Anna Tomowa-Sintow


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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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Release Date: 10/11/1994
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028943902328
catalogNumber: 439023
Rank: 52723


  1. Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626

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Mozart: Requiem [1986 recording] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
...absolutely breath-taking...beautiful...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is undoubtedly the best record of Mozart I've ever heard!! Remarkable, breathtaking, sacred....
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