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Verdi: Messa da Requiem; Quattro pezzi sacri / Wiener Philharmoniker, Fritz Reiner (2000)

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Verdi: Messa da Requiem; Quattro pezzi sacri / Wiener Philharmoniker, Fritz Reiner (2000)

Verdi: Messa da Requiem; Quattro pezzi sacri / Wiener Philharmoniker, Fritz Reiner (2000)
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For a few decades now, Fritz Reiner's recording of the Verdi Requiem (one of his rare stereo recordings not made for RCA, and not with the Chicago Symphony) has lurked in the shadowy corners of Decca's catalog, appearing only on budget LPs and CD two-fers. Now, in its latest incarnation as part of the Decca Legends series, it may at last get the recognition it deserves. Reiner's rendition has several things going for it, not least of which are the superstar soprano and tenor soloists. In 1960 Leontyne Price was at the beginning of her illustrious career, delivering on this occasion that same radiant, ravishing singing that would soon have Metropolitan Opera audiences deliriously applauding. In contrast, Jussi Björling's performing days were dwindling (he would die only three months after these sessions), and though his singing no longer had the super-precision and stamina of his youth, it still retained its passionate humanity, with squillo tones that would still make many a modern tenor cry and gnash his teeth (his thrillingly ardent Ingemisco is a case in point). Rosalind Elias' burnished mezzo and Giorgio Tozzi's buff and beefy bass complete the solid, if not ideally matched quartet.

Reiner himself is more controversial. At almost 99 minutes, this is one of the longest Requiems on record, a real surprise to those who know this conductor from his lithe and lean Chicago Symphony recordings. After setting a very deliberate pace for the Requiem aeternam, Reiner floors it for the Dies irae, establishing a pattern of extremes that will hold pretty much throughout the performance. The Vienna Philharmonic produces many beautiful colors under Reiner's baton, but as with Karajan's and Solti's recordings, I think this orchestra sounds too cultured for this music. Nonetheless, this is a deeply felt and highly emotive performance that deserves shelf space next to Ferenc Fricsay's blistering German Radio broadcast on DG and Robert Shaw's powerfully recorded Atlanta reading on Telarc.

Zubin Mehta's elevated performance of Verdi's Four Sacred Pieces, with stunning work from the Los Angeles Master Chorale (with Yvonne Minton) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, proves more than just a makeweight, being nearly reason enough on its own to purchase this disc. Decca's remastered sound reveals a very naturally engineered recording in the Sofiensaal for the Requiem (with voices realistically placed, but a little shy in the bass response) and a near audiophile one for the Los Angeles production.–Victor Carr


Biography

Fritz Reiner was one of the most acclaimed conductors of the 20th century — noted for the vast range of his repertoire, which included both symphonic and operatic pieces spanning from the traditional canon to contemporary material, he was also an influential educator who counted among his pupils Leonard Bernstein. Reiner was born in Budapest, Hungary, on December 19, 1888; despite earning a law degree from the University of Bucharest, he pursued a career in music, and at age 21 was named chorusmaster of the Budapest Opera. A stint as conductor with the Budapest Volksoper followed before Reiner was chosen in 1914 to serve as principal conductor of the Royal Opera in Dresden, where he collaborated with Richard Strauss on productions of several of the composer's early operas.

Verdi: Messa da Requiem; Quattro pezzi sacri / Wiener Philharmoniker, Fritz Reiner (2000)


In 1922 Reiner left Europe to relocate to America, settling in Cincinnati, OH, and signing on as conductor with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; a decade later he was tapped to head the orchestral and opera departments at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music, where his students included Bernstein. After next serving as the music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony between 1938 and 1948, he served five years with the Metropolitan Opera. While Reiner's frequent migration might have been attributed largely to a restless creativity, he was also a notoriously difficult personality who frequently alienated those around him — many of the musicians under his command openly loathed him, although he inevitably inspired the best work of their careers.

Reiner's own best work was undoubtedly his tenure with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which he elevated into one of the most celebrated ensembles in the world. Moving over to the CSO in 1953, he not only established the orchestra as a top-flight live attraction but also as a popular recording entity — the countless albums they made for RCA's Living Stereo series during Reiner's decade-long tenure were much acclaimed by collectors for both the power of the performances and the unusually high fidelity of the recordings themselves. Releases like Fritz Reiner Conducts Richard Strauss and Fritz Reiner Conducts Bartók in particular remain definitive interpretations of the composers in question. Health problems forced Reiner to resign his position in 1962, and he died in New York City on November 15 of the following year.

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Tracklisting

CD1
01. Messa da Requiem - I. Requiem / 12:22
02. Messa da Requiem - II. Dies irae / 2:20
03. Messa da Requiem - II. Tuba mirum / 3:40
04. Messa da Requiem - II. Liber scriptus / 4:49
05. Messa da Requiem - II. Quid sum miser / 3:50
06. Messa da Requiem - II. Rex tremendae majestatis / 4:13
07. Messa da Requiem - II. Recordare / 4:03
08. Messa da Requiem - II. Ingemisco / 4:12
09. Messa da Requiem - II. Confutatis / 5:53
10. Messa da Requiem - II. Lacrimosa / 7:12
11. Messa da Requiem - III. Domine Jesu Christe / 5:12
12. Messa da Requiem - III. Hostias / 7:04

CD2
01. Messa da Requiem - IV. Sanctus / 2:54
02. Messa da Requiem - V. Agnus Dei / 5:39
03. Messa da Requiem - VI. Lux aeterna / 7:15
04. Messa da Requiem - VII. Libera Me - Libera Me / 2:35
05. Messa da Requiem - VII. Libera Me - Dies irae / 2:37
06. Messa da Requiem - VII. Libera Me - Requiem aeternam / 3:42
07. Messa da Requiem - VII. Libera Me - Libera me / 7:29
08. Quattro Pezzi sacri - I. Ave Maria / 5:05
09. Quattro Pezzi sacri - II. Stabat mater / 12:30
10. Quattro Pezzi sacri - III. Laudi alla Vergine Maria / 5:48
11. Quattro Pezzi sacri - IV. Te Deum / 15:40

Leontyne Price (soprano); Rosalind Elias (mezzo); Yvonne Minton (mezzo); Jussi Björling (tenor); Giorgio Tozzi (bass)

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