- Requiem for soloists, chorus, and orchestra, K. 626
- Vesperae solennes de confessore for soloists, chorus, & orchestra, K. 339: Laudate Dominum
- Exsultate, jubilate, motet for soprano & orchestra, K. 165 (K. 158a)
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- Deutsche Grammophon
Performance CreditsHerbert von Karajan Primary Artist
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Mozart: Requiem; Laudate Dominum; Exsultate, Jubilate based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This recording is a lot better than von Karajan's recording with the Berlin Philharmonic, but I still wouldn't encourage anyone to buy it. Von Karajan clearly doesn't ''get'' the Rex Tremendae, and his whole treatment of the Requiem is dark and heavy-handed. The ''bright'' moments of Mozart's work fail to come to life, and even the violent, tension-filled passages seem curiously emotionally aloof. And it's not just the orchestra that suffers this problem. The soloist for the Tuba Mirum might as well be singing about stains in the kitchen sink, rather than the ''last trumpet,'' for all the emotional intensity that he brings. This is a disappointing recording. Georg Solti's is better; Robert Shaw's is the best. Amazingly enough, I have to advise that you stay away from Neville Marriner's as well.