Arman conducts with assurance. The world-class Bavarian chorus supplies an inspired sacred sound, ardent, ample, and immediate. The vocal soloists integrate splendidly and convincingly. The Requiem's emotional drama is honored here faithfully.
Dvořák's fully notated piano part is beautifully modulated here by Julius Drake. The soloists make a mostly well-matched team, the best of them being Gerhild Romberger. This new recording well surpasses its only, decade-old rival on record..