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Victoria: Officium Defunctorum

21 May 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 15 May 2012
  • Label: Phi
  • Copyright: 2012 Outhere
  • Total Length: 59:35
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  • ASIN: B0081FQYM4
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,610 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sid Nuncius #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 22 Oct 2013
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This is a very beautiful recording of a magnificent work. There are several very fine recordings already, both with and without plainchant, most notably by the Tallis Scholars, The Gabrieli Consort and Westminster Cathedral. This stands with the best of them, I think.

Victoria was a real master of polyphony and this is among his very greatest works, possibly his greatest of all. The music is powerfully spiritual and laments without ever being miserable or oppressive. It is quite stunningly beautiful throughout and is one of my favourite works of all. Philippe Herreweghe has chosen not to include plainchant here, so there is space for several very fine motets, too.

Herreweghe and his choir bring out the Requiem's qualities quite wonderfully. They are technically excellent, with impeccable intonation, a lovely balance and blend, great fluency of line and a wonderful sense of engagement with what they are singing. It is recorded in a warm, resonant acoustic which means that the individual lines are not quite as distinct as in, say, the Tallis Scholars' recording, but the overall effect is very beautiful and none of the sense of the music is lost. It's a lovely performance.

I have enjoyed Philippe Herreweghe's recordings for many, many years now and this one is among his very best, I think. I still love the wonderful Tallis Scholars recording Victoria & Lobo - Choral music, but this will take its place alongside it and you can't go wrong with this one. Very warmly recommended.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Wootton on 21 April 2013
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A wonderful recording of an amazingly beautiful work.
The atmosphere of the space they are performing in is captured perfectly.
I listen with headphones and, I know it's a cliche, but it's just like being at a live performance.
Highly recommended.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Peter Andersen on 3 Mar 2013
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This is a must for chourous lovers and anyone into Bach etc. The Baroque piece and its recording is outstanding.
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