Doc Baume

 
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Mozart: Requiem; Kyrie in D minor ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mozart: Requiem; Kyrie in D minor ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I was recommended this disc, and I like it very much. What stroke me, was Gardiners ability to *not* push the music. It breathes naturally, which I think suits the music very well. Many of the "hidden lines" are heard because of his not pushing, and not using to much sound in the orchestra. The chorus are delivering a subtle and articulated account. Barbara Bonney delivers some beautiful phrasing indeed ! Highly recommended.
Beethoven: Missa Solemnis /La Chapelle Royale · Or&hellip ~ Ludwig van Beethoven
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
I bought this CD due to the recommendations below. I too have a number of recordings of the Missa Solemnis, and was brought up with the Klemperer and Karajan recordings. But I have always felt that the grandeaur of the Klemperer is awesome in range and magnitude - but it was not for the person being at a mass in church. The Mass itself was drowned in the magnitude.

Likewise with Karajan - pure beauty - but no Mass as Mass.

I am not a religious person myself, but I appreciate the deep inspiration religion have on all sorts of artists. What was Beethovens answer to the deep questions ?

My favorite conductor on the Beethoven symphonies is Furtwängler,… Read more