Georg Solti brings out the most fantastic performance of this music - probably the Rolls Royce of performances and recordings - using the top soloists at the time with an outstanding chorus and orchestra. The work itself is superbly written and to analyse this one soon sees that Verdi must have had divine inspiration when writing it, and every aspect of this is delivered with true feeling for the words. I was very lucky to sing this work under Solti to a capacity audience with most Countries represented by an Ambassador or other major diplomat, leading members of the British Government, leading members of all the religeous denominations, at the Royal Albert Hall for the Malcolm Sargent Memorial Concert and Solti took the prior rehearsals, playing the piano in his outstanding way to show how he wanted to bring out the various aspects of the work. The performance followed shortly after he had made this recording and I hope that we did our best to try and match the quality of his recording. We all left highly inspired and I, for one, will never forget this fantastic experience of singing this work under Solti.