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Beethoven: Missa Solemnis; Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem; Verdi: Messa Da Requiem


Release Date: 04/24/2012 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 663202  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsLudwig van BeethovenGiuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Janet WilliamsThomas HampsonTina KibergWaltraud Meier,   ... 
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony OrchestraChicago Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Daniel Barenboim was named music director designate of the CSO in January 1989, and he assumed leadership as the Orchestra’s ninth music director in September 1991, a position he held until June 2006. His music directorship was distinguished by the opening of Chicago’s new Symphony Center in 1997, highly praised operatic productions at Orchestra Hall, numerous virtuoso appearances with the Orchestra in the dual role of pianist and conductor, twenty-one international tours (including the first to South America) and an ongoing series of composer perspectives woven into the Orchestra’s subscription concerts as well as numerous recordings.

Verdi: Requiem

The best things about this Verdi Requiem are the
Read more Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Daniel Barenboim's exciting interpretation, and the male soloists, in that order. In fact, were it not for the women, this would be one of the best modern versions around. Alessandra Marc has an intrinsically lovely voice, but either her technique is defective or she's simply too lazy to articulate a phrase without scooping between the notes. Waltraud Meier, on the other hand, has an intrinsically strange voice, and she spits out one note at a time without ever connecting them into a continuous line of melody. The result, when the two ladies sing their famous unison opening of the Agnus Dei, sounds like some weird crooning accompanied by a toneless, robotic facsimile of itself an octave lower.


Still, there's a wonderfully atmospheric opening, smashing Dies irae, sparklingly fast Sanctus, and Marc all by herself is pretty good in the Libera me (a little scooping is arguably appropriate here). Placido Domingo and Ferrucio Furlanetto uphold their end of the bargain nicely. It may not be Reiner, Solti I, Giulini, or Gardiner, but it's pretty fine nonetheless, very well recorded, and certainly worth the modest asking price in this reissue.
--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
German Requiem, Op. 45 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Janet Williams (Soprano), Thomas Hampson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
Venue:  Live  Orchestra Hall, Chicago 
Language: German 
2.
Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Tina Kiberg (Soprano), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano), John Aler (Tenor),
Robert Holl (Bass), Samuel Magad (Violin)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Chicago Orchestra Hall 
Length: 144 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
3.
Requiem Mass by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Alessandra Marc (Soprano), Waltraud Meier (Mezzo Soprano), Placido Domingo (Tenor),
Ferruccio Furlanetto (Bass)
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Chicago Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Italy 
Date of Recording: 1993 
Language: Latin 

Sound Samples

Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : I Kyrie: Beethoven : Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : I Kyrie
Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : II Gloria in excelsis Deo: Beethoven : Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : II Gloria in excelsis Deo
Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : III Gratias agimus: Beethoven : Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : III Gratias agimus
Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : IV Qui tollis peccata mundi: Beethoven : Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : V Qui tollis peccata mundi
Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : V Quoniam tu solus sanctus: Beethoven : Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : V Quoniam tu solus sanctu
Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : VI Credo in unum Deum: Beethoven : Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : VI Credo in unum Deum
Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : VII Et incarnatus est: Beethoven : Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : VII Et incarnatus est
Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : VIII Et resurrexit: Beethoven : Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : VIII Et resurrexit
Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : IX Et vivam venturi: Beethoven : Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : IX Et vivam venturi
Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : X Sanctus, sanctus: Beethoven : Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : X Sanctus, sanctus
Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : XI Benedictus: Beethoven : Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : XI Benedictus
Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : XII Agnus Dei: Beethoven : Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : XII Agnus Dei
Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : XII Dona nonis pacem: Beethoven : Mass in D major Op.123, 'Missa Solemnis' : XII Dona nonis pacem
Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : I Selig sind, die da Leid tragen: Brahms : Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : I Selig sind, die da Leid tragen
Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : II Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras: Brahms : Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : II Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras
Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : III Herr, lehre doch mich, dass ein Ende mit mir haben muss: Brahms : Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : III Herr, lehre doch mich, dass ein Ende mit mir haben muss
Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : IV Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen, Herr Zebaoth!: Brahms : Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : IV Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen, Herr Zebaoth!
Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : V Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit: Brahms : Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : V Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit
Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : VI Denn wir haden hie keine bleibende Statt: Brahms : Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : VI Denn wir haden hie keine bleibende Statt
Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : VII Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herren sterben: Brahms : Ein deutsches Requiem Op.45 : VII Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herren sterben
Messa da Requiem : I Requiem: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : I Requiem
Messa da Requiem : II Dies irae: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : II Dies irae
Messa da Requiem : III Tuba mirum: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : III Tuba mirum
Messa da Requiem : IV Mors stupebit: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : IV Mors stupebit
Messa da Requiem : V Liber scriptus: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : V Liber scriptus
Messa da Requiem : VI Quid sum miser: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : VI Quid sum miser
Messa da Requiem : VII Rex tremendae: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : VII Rex tremendae
Messa da Requiem : VIII Recordare: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : VIII Recordare
Messa da Requiem : IX Ingemisco: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : IX Ingemisco
Messa da Requiem : X Confutatis: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : X Confutatis
Messa da Requiem : XI Lacrymosa: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : XI Lacrymosa
Messa da Requiem : XII Offertorio: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : XII Offertorio
Messa da Requiem : XIII Sanctus: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : XIII Sanctus
Messa da Requiem : XIV Agnus Dei: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : XIV Agnus Dei
Messa da Requiem : XV Lux aeterna: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : XV Lux aeterna
Messa da Requiem : XVI Libera me: Verdi : Messa da Requiem : XVI Libera me

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