A vibrant recording. Bought this to remind myself what the piece sounds like, just before going to sing in a scratch requiem, I had forgotten what a stunning piece of music it is; this is a brilliant recording of it.
This is one of the best Mozart Requiem performances if not the best. This Gramophone Award issue includes only the Requiem, while the original Philips' disc pictured in the white album cover in the lower left of this CD and re-mastered as a Philips 50 Greatest recordings CD includes the C-minor mass, and the Ave Verum as well,Mozart: Requiem; Coronation Mass; Ave Verum Corpus which however are not at the same level of excellence as the Requiem. The original issue of the Requiem includes the Ave Verum but not the C-minor massMozart: Requiem; Coronation Mass; Ave Verum Corpusalso see:Mozart: Requiem, K.626