Mozart: Requiem
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Mozart: Requiem

12 Feb 2008

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Song Title
Requiem: No 1. Introitus and Kyrie: Requiem and Kyrie
Requiem: No 2. Sequence: Dies irae
Requiem: No 3. Sequence: Tuba mirum
Requiem: No 4. Sequence: Rex tremendae
Requiem: No 5. Sequence: Recordare
Requiem: No 6. Sequence: Confutatis maledictis
Requiem: No 7. Sequence: Lacrimosa
Requiem: No 8. Offertorium: Domine Jesu
Requiem: No 9. Offertorium: Hostias
Requiem: No 10. Sanctus: Sanctus
Requiem: No 11. Benedictus: Benedictus
Requiem: No 12. Agnus Dei and Communio: Agnus Dei

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  • Original Release Date: 12 Feb 2008
  • Label: LSO Live
  • Copyright: (c) 2008 London Symphony Orchestra Ltd
  • Total Length: 50:28
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  • ASIN: B001HD7HYQ
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding version of Mozart's Requiem! 18 July 2011
By tmoklc
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What an outstanding version of Mozart's Requiem! Sir Colin, through immense care and attention to detail, produces a superb result. He combines the various forces, each of which are outstanding, with ease. Spine-chilling stuff!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 9 Sep 2008
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Mozart's Requiem is one of my favorite pieces of music. Something I have been passionate about for years. I bought this recording on the strength of the orchestra and conductor and was sadly disappointed with it.

The orchestra and choir seem, somehow, to be disjointed and performing apart. This rendition lacks the punch, fire and brimstone that you expect from the Requiem, and in places feels a bit sloppy. That said I don't think the recording itself helped the performance.

If you want a copy of the Requiem to stir the soul I would choose a different version.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful! 16 Dec 2011
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I am a huge fan of Mozart and sing in a choir myself but we've never produced results like these!! This is a recording to measure all other Requiem's against. The music flows with ease throughout and the sound is fabulous with each part perfectly audible. A truly beautiful disc of music.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing Davis 30 May 2011
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Despite what the Penguin guide suggest, this reading of Mozart's Requiem leaves one feeling flat at the end. (Unless that is a deliberate idea.)

The sound itself is LSO lives usual high standard but the performance itself, particularly from the solists, is far short of the competition. Yes we are spoilt in this work. There are so may recordings with stellar soloists, choirs and orchestras but this one could have been made at any provincial choral society concert.

My personal recommendation would be the Marriner recording from the 1980's which is so well balanced. If that doesn't appeal and you want to be adventurous then go for Barenboim's reading which is one of EMI's Great Recordings series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Davis duplicates, and maybe betters, one of his early triumphs 24 Feb 2008
By Santa Fe Listener - Published on
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In the LP era the young Colin Davis made his name with two composers, Mozart and Berlioz, bringing vigor and insight to both. His reputation for Berlioz has remained strong over the years, eclipsing his Mozart. But anyone old enough to remember his outstanding Requiem on Philips from the late Sixties will be excited by this new one in concert with the London Sym. It has all the dynamism that made the original so refreshing -- up to that point, most versions of the Mozart Requiem were ponderous and churchy.

NOt only is Davis as good as ever, but his soloists -- all unknown to me -- are first rate, surpassing the period singers who dominate the scene now. These are distinctly operatic voices, in keeping with Davi's overall intent, which is more theatrical than sacred. The chorus is alert and vital sounding, as is the LSO, and the on-site recording by the orchestra's house engineers is fine. In all, if you are a traditionalist or simply favor confident experience, the octogenarian Davis will provide unalloyed pleasure and a grateful reminder of glory days that are not past at all. .
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, Memorable Mozart Requiem from Soloists, Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra 25 Aug 2008
By John Kwok - Published on
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In old age Sir Colin Davis continues demonstrating why he remains one of our foremost conductors. Having heard him conduct in recent seasons the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, I have been amazed by his startlingly fresh, vivid interpretations of music composed by the likes of Mozart and Sibelius among others. Now, in his latest LSO Live recording, Davis turns again to the Mozart Requiem, accompanied by a stellar cast of young soloists, the London Symphony Chorus and the London Symphony Orchestra in a recording compiled from two live performances in late September and early October of last year. This is yet another memorable performance, notable for its sumptuous sound and brisk tempi (The sound quality is exemplary courtesy of LSO Live producer James Mallinson's superlative sound engineering.). The London Symphony Orchestra offers yet another compelling performance under the baton of its former music director - now President - of this orchestra. While a trifle fast, Davis' probing, and exhilarating, interpretation merely accentuates the foreboding sense of mortality that confronted Mozart as he composed his very last piece of orchestral music. Royal Academy of Music-trained Swedish soprano Marie Arnet leads a quartet of four young British-trained vocalists whom I have not heard of before, but whose excellent singing merely warrants attention as singers destined to have great careers in many of the world's opera houses and concert stages. This excellent recording is highly recommended as a premier choice for anyone seeking a fine recording of the Mozart Requiem, especially from one of our greatest Mozart interpreters; Sir Colin Davis himself.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A matter of taste: 8 Jun 2013
By Edward Herson - Published on
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I prefer the carefully controlled drama of Sir Neville Marriner's version. The Davis version feels too wild and indecisive. We hear very early the weak "tuba mirum", but, for instance, the "lacrimosa" is not part of a consistent plan for the work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm not wild about LIVE recordings..... 27 July 2010
By Paul - Published on
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but this one is a startling surprise. Inaudible Audience environment noise and a performance that is refreshing. GET IT.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Sloppy! 9 May 2009
By Jesse Warkentin - Published on
The Mozart Requiem is a masterful work of art, and there are many many good recordings of it available.
This recording however is a bit disappointing...choir does not blend...their articulation is sloppy...and it's just kind of a mess. Check out some other ones if you're looking for a good representation of this work.
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