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Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)

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Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli,  New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)

Daniel Barenboim, English Chamber Orchestra, John Barbirolli, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Mozart, Verdi: Requiem (2002)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 561 Mb | Total time: 72:04+75:56 | Scans included
Classical | Label: EMI | # 5 75383 2 | Recorded: 1969-70, 1971

This double CD makes an excellent introduction to two great works even if other individual recordings might be preferable. This is particularly true of the Mozart in that although the ladies are peerless vocally, Barenboim's conducting is quite heavy and neither Gedda - typically somewhat pinched and throaty at times - nor Fischer-Dieskau - too light and woolly of tone for the bass-baritone required - is ideal.
The Verdi Requiem, though is even better, and receives even better performances. When this was made in 1969-70, all four principals were at the top of their form. Montserrat Caballé was at her best in the 60's through, and here she shows herself to be THE Verdi soprano of the last forty years. Her large, clear, glorious voice, seamless legato and magical pianissimi are heard to great advantage here. Her "Libera me" is a masterpiece of sound and vocal acting. Fiorenza Cossotto was similarly in her prime here, and she is stunning - powerful in the "Liber scriptus" yet capable of soft, tender singing and her "Lux aeterna" haunts the ear. Jon Vickers is an unusual tenor. Most operatic tenors have a dynamic range of loud, louder, loudest, but he has everything from fortissimo to pianissimo. His powerful voice is clearly not Italian, but he makes such a good impression in this role that you don't really care. Ruggero Raimondi's dark, rolling, majestic, magisterial bass is ideal for this role, and his low notes have a resonance that the ear drinks in greedily. Barbirolli takes slow tempi, but it never sounds sluggish, and the "Ingemisco," for example, sounds much better slower than taken at the speed of, say, Toscanini. The New Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra are two of the finest ensembles in the world - particularly the rich, magisterial sound of the chorus is fantastic.

Performer:
Mozart - Requiem In D Minor, K 626:
Sheila Armstrong, soprano
Janet Baker, mezzo-soprano
Nicolai Gedda, tenor
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baryton
John Alldis Choir
English Chamber Orchestra
Conductor - Daniel Barenboim

Verdi – Messa da Requiem:
Montserrat Caballe, soprano
Fiorenza Cossotto, mezzo-soprano
Jon Vickers, tenor
Ruggero Raimondi, bass
New Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra
Conductor - Sir John Barbirolli

Track List:
CD1:
Mozart - Requiem In D Minor, K 626:
01. Requiem aeternam
02. Dies Irae
03. Tuba mirum
04. Rex tremendae
05. Recordare
06. Confutatis maledictis
07. Lacrimosa
08. Domine Jesu
09. Hostias
10. Sanctus
11. Benedictus
12. Agnus Dei
Verdi - Messa da Requiem:
13. Requiem e Kyrie - Sequenza
14. Dies irae
15. Tuba mirum
16. Mors stupebit
CD2:
01. Liber scriptus - Dies Irae
02. Quid sum miser
03. Rex tremendae
04. Recordare
05. Ingemisco
06. Confutatis - Dies irae
07. Lacrymosa
08. Offertorio
09. Sanctus
10. Agnus Dei
11. Lux aeterna
12. Libera me


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