Mozart: Requiem (Karajan Gold Version)
 
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Mozart: Requiem (Karajan Gold Version)

15 April 1996

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Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer - 1. Introitus: Requiem Anna Tomowa-Sintow
5:24
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Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer - 2. Kyrie Wiener Singverein
2:38
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Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer - 3. Sequentia: Dies Irae Wiener Singverein
1:53
4
Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer - 3. Sequentia: Tuba Mirum Anna Tomowa-Sintow
3:53
5
Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer - 3. Sequentia: Rex Tremendae Wiener Singverein
2:21
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Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer - 3. Sequentia: Recordare Anna Tomowa-Sintow
5:10
7
Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer - 3. Sequentia: Confutatis Wiener Singverein
2:24
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Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer - 3. Sequentia: Lacrimosa Wiener Singverein
3:08
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Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer - 4. Offertorium: Domine Jesu Anna Tomowa-Sintow
3:50
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Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer - 4. Offertorium: Hostias Wiener Singverein
4:34
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Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer - 5. Sanctus Wiener Singverein
1:51
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Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer - 6. Benedictus Anna Tomowa-Sintow
5:29
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Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer - 7. Agnus Dei Anna Tomowa-Sintow
3:40
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Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer - 8.Communio: Lux Aeterna Wiener Singverein
5:53


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 4 May 1999
  • Release Date: 4 May 1999
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • Copyright: (C) 1987 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Hamburg
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  • Total Length: 52:08
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  • ASIN: B001N4VJAC
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 45,014 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Karajan's Best K 626 19 April 2013
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I have all three of Karajan recordings of the Requiem - the 1962, 1976 and the one in question - and the 1986 performance to my mind is the most compelling of the trio - and a strong contender in a crowded market.

Why? Well, firstly, much like his recordings of the Bruckner 7th (1970, 1976 & 1989), Herbie progressively sped up in this work over time. Each movement, by and large, is faster than its predecessors. This is an asset; the Bohm DG alternative is leaden by comparison. When abetted by the Vienna Philharmonic (which was a miraculous ensemble in the 1980s - and the timpanist has a field day, happily), it makes for wonderous results.

The soloists are not overly memorable (with the exception of Burchuladze in the Tuba Mirum) and the sound-engineers could have done better in certain instances (choir-wise, where are the sopranos and altos in the first movement?? - they are inaudible - but the rest of the performance is first-rate).

Even so, these are sunspots. Listen to the end of the Lacrymosa - it is genuinely elegaic. The Hostias, redolent with grace, is an antidote to the period-practice atrocities so often committed against this movement. The so-called Sussmayer elements in the work - insofar as they can be so labelled with certainty - blaze forth as if penned by the Master himself.

Make no mistake: those wanting a traditional recording of this masterpiece - in the best sense of that word - should not go past this recording, ne absorbeat eas tartarus, ne cadant in obscurum.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Passionate performance of a masterpiece 19 Nov 2011
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Lost in a sea of recordings for this sublime piece of genius, this release sports a formidable cast and direction, spotless sound engineering and a shared feeling of elation not so often found inside a disc. Definitely a keeper.
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4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this immediately 20 Oct 2009
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This is the best album I've ever listened to and after repeated listenings over 10 years I'm still not sick of it! Buy this album immediately and you wont regret it for a second
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5.0 out of 5 stars I like this performance of a musical work. 8 Jan 2013
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I like Mozart. And I like this performance of a musical work. Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Karajan, are the best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic recording 29 Mar 2010
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A great recording of a wonderful piece of music. Put it on a good HiFi, sit back, relax and enjoy. Best when the kids are out!
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