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Mozart: Requiem

26 Feb 1991

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Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 1. Introitus: Requiem Sylvia McNair
5:03
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Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 2. Kyrie Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
2:16
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Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 3. Sequentia: Dies irae Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
1:55
4
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 3. Sequentia: Tuba mirum Robert Lloyd
3:47
5
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 3. Sequentia: Rex tremendae Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
2:16
6
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 3. Sequentia: Recordare Sylvia McNair
5:47
7
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 3. Sequentia: Confutatis Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
2:22
8
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 3. Sequentia: Lacrimosa Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
3:33
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Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 4. Offertorium: Domine Jesu Sylvia McNair
3:27
10
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 4. Offertorium: Hostias Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
3:35
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Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 5. Sanctus Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
1:39
12
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 6. Benedictus Sylvia McNair
5:41
13
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 7. Agnus Dei Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus
3:31
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Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 - 8.Communio: Lux aeterna Sylvia McNair
5:13


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 22 Feb 1991
  • Release Date: 22 Feb 1991
  • Label: Decca Music Group Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 1991 Universal International Music B.V.
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  • Total Length: 50:05
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  • ASIN: B001N4XW7U
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 87,038 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This is a Requiem that, in true Marriner fashion, avoids any trace of sentimentality, one that strives to maintain strict adherence to the score. Fans of Marriner will appreciate the sensitivity of his conducting, the excellence of the ASMF orchestra and chorus, and the superb soloists featured. Marriner has a calm, assured way with Mozart, which is apparent here. The music is allowed to be seen for what it is, with no fluff or show to get in the way.

However, anyone can make Mozart easy to listen to. And while I think Marriner knows how to do more than this, I find myself wanting a lot in this recording. Friends, this is a Requiem, written by a young genius who was facing the awful tragedy of death. Am I alone in wanting a performance of this piece that will leave me fighting the tears as I face the reality of the mortality of the human race? I tend to think not. But these qualities are the very ones that are lacking here. Marriner realizes to an extent that this is a Requiem, as there is always somberness in the air. But there's more than seriousness to a Requiem; there needs to be a combining of sorrow and hope. I want my Mozart Requiem to be given a performance that will make me want to turn to the piece when I've suffered the loss of a loved one. But listening to Marriner, I never once found myself deeply moved. Part of the problem may be due to the fact that while the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields is a first rate chamber orchestra, they lack the richness and sonority of the likes of Berlin and Vienna, which prevents the strings from diving into a dark world of remorse. I hear technically perfect playing, but I'm not overly impressed by the actual musicality of the orchestra.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well balanced performance 7 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD
I've listened to various recordings of Mozart's Requiem and this is my favourite. It's a comparatively modest performance with great timing - some of the other recordings on sale sound exaggerated to me. Really shines.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 5 Jun 2013
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Tried a few different recordings of Requiem. Some seem too fast, others seem too slow, this seems about right, a good recording.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mozart Requiem 6 April 2009
Format:Audio CD
With the Academy and Chorus of St.Martins in the Fields
and Sir Neville Marriner conducting,there is no way
that this could be a mediocre recording.

Wonderful music and very good value for money.
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3 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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this is un-perky, staid, badly recorded and insipid.

Surprising as Marriner is usually very very good, but against my other dozen recordings of this work I had to give this one away as I knew I would never ever listen to it again. It's even bad against the old Naxos Slovak Phil recording, and that's saying something.
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