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Mozart: Requiem / Davis, Arnet, Stephany, Kennedy, Et Al

Release Date: 02/12/2008 
Label:  Lso Live   Catalog #: 627   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anna StéphanyMarie ArnetAndrew KennedyDarren Jeffrey
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 0 Hours 51 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

R E V I E W S:

"Recorded live at concerts held at London’s Barbican in October 2007, this performance benefits from marvellous sound and shows Davis secure in his tempo choices and bringing that combination of solemnity, grandeur and drama to a work he particularly cares for. The orchestral playing is finely balanced and blended, the phrases nicely shaped."

-- BBC Music Magazine

"Using the traditional Süssmayr completion, infelicities and all, this is a grandly scaled, nobly contoured reading, by turns monumental and ferociously dramatic. With biting choral attack, searing,
Read more spitting strings and scything trumpets, the “Dies irae” has a terrifying intensity I have rarely heard equalled. The “Rex tremendae”, too, is overwhelming in its desperate fervour and grimly sustained impetus, with the inexorable dotted rhythms hewn from granite."

-- Richard Wigmore, Gramophone [6/2008]
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Works on This Recording

Requiem in D minor, K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Anna Stéphany (Mezzo Soprano), Marie Arnet (Soprano), Andrew Kennedy (Tenor),
Darren Jeffrey (Bass)
Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 13 Secs. 

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