Customer Review

5.0 out of 5 stars Monteverdi choir is tops, 17 April 2014
This review is from: Verdi: Requiem (Audio CD)
This recording impressed me greatly. The single most impressive aspect for me was the Monteverdi choir: their singing is precise, clear, and beautifully modulated, but they have the heft needed when it comes to the moments of drama and terror.

The Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, with period instruments, produce a sound that sets them apart; and for someone that has several recordings of the Verdi Requiem (with stalwarts like the Vienna Phil and Berlin Phil) it is refreshing. The wind section in particular stand out.

To nit-pick I missed the presence of bigger voices in the solo bass and mezzo parts - Von Otter and Miles are professional and skilled, but as I say, I miss the Ludwig, Cossotto, the Ghiaurov and Raimondi.

A stand out moment was the unaccompanied soprano and chorus reprise Requiem Aeternam in the Libera Me. The line and colouring from all was superb. There was an atmosphere that chilled me, and whilst it is usually a wonderful moment in most Requiem recordings Orgonasova and the Monteverdi choir lifted it into another league.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.6 out of 5 stars (9 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (6)
4 star:
 (2)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,845