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Mozart: Requiem / Böhm, Stich-Randall, Malaniuk

Release Date: 03/26/2008 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 420772   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Waldemar KmenttKurt BöhmeIra MalaniukTeresa Stich-Randall
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera ChorusVienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Yes, here is yet another version of this work to join the throng already in the CD catalogue. It is an impressive reading. The late Roger Fiske much enjoyed it when it last appeared on LP, appreciating — as I do — the way Böhm sustains the very slow speed of the opening movement, calling it "mesmeric," and the sternness of the succeeding fugue, and altogether liking the secure authority of the whole reading. Böhm is also in fact extremely deliberate in the "Rex tremendae"; indeed, the performance conveys as well as any awe before the Almighty — listen to the weighty Sanctus — and the sense of severity that rightly should pervade the work while at the same time encompassing the extreme sorrow of the Lacrimosa, Read more (strings excellent there).

-- Alan Blyth, Gramophone [5/1988]
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Works on This Recording

Requiem in D minor, K 626 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Waldemar Kmentt (Tenor), Kurt Böhme (Bass), Ira Malaniuk (Mezzo Soprano),
Teresa Stich-Randall (Soprano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Language: Latin 

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