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Marvellous performance of Verdi's Requiem from La Scala,
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From hushed enunciation of "Requiem" from the Scala chorus to the quiet sublime ending, this is a performance of great power and beauty. Barenboim coaxes wonderful singing and playing from the Scala forces and is joined by, quite frankly, the best soloist team available today. Having heard and admired all four soloists live in performance, it is an absolute pleasure to encounter them at their considerable best in this performance. Anja Harteros and Jonas Kaufmann, who recently sang superbly in the Munich IlTrovatore are ably matched by Elena Garanca and Rene Pape in quite simply the finest performance of this work, I have ever heard.
This is marvellous and recommended highly. If the possibility of 6 stars existed they would be well deserved.