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With Harteros and Kaufmann amongst a stellar cast of soloists, and a chorus singing, in it's native tongue, music by a composer that is in its blood, this recording is one of the most exciting, moving and 'operatic' recordings of the requiem that I've heard. I'd never have put Barenboim down as a Verdian but it is a most impressive performance that is well worth hearing / owning, and the recording is atmospheric and dynamic.
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Initial post: 19 Aug 2014 23:34:47 BDT
N. Stinchcombe says:
The "native tongue" of the La Scala Chorus is (unsurprisingly) Italian. The Requiem is in Latin so it's no more native to them than it is to the choir of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
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