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5 stars isn't enough for such perfection.
on 25 December 2004
Searching for an excellent Mozart's Requiem recording, I tried Marriner / ASMF, Hogwood / AAM and listended to few more, but this one is really a pearl and my final favourite - far far best one. It is very rare when modern, fully digital recording significantly surpasses usually excellent (in both playing and interpretation) analog (or early DDD) recordings of the same work from second half of 20th century. Why second half of 20th century ? Because most classical masterpieces had been recorded and intepreted in nearly compelling way in those times. But this not the case - Sir Mackerras, excellent conductor and unexceptionable authority on Mozart, acheived outstanding success which would be hardly ever beaten. Absolutely recommended, buy this SACD disc until you can - and as soon as possible. (Note: it is hybrid SACD, so it will play also in standard CD-audio player.)