Shop now Shop now Shop now See more Shop all Amazon Fashion Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Learn more Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Paperwhite Shop now Discover more Shop now

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Format: Audio CD|Change
Price:£15.95+ £1.26 shipping

Your rating(Clear)Rate this item
Share your thoughts with other customers

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 31 January 2008
I bought this CD because it was cheap and I was curious about Karajan's 'dinosaur' approach to this type of repertoire. Well, I was staggered! There is a white-hot intensity that I've not encountered in any other performance of this piece.

It's brought about by Karajan's direction, Schwarzkopf's heavenly voice and the wonderful baritones of Hotter. There's something eerily glorious about the choir's sound and with a sympathetic balance in the mono recording, the whole thing goes along wonderfully. The VPO has definitely played better than this, but that's a small grumble. I'm converted!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
Need customer service? Click here

Sponsored Links

  (What is this?)