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Mozart: Requiem, Exsultate jubilate
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Carlo Maria Giulini, Berislav Klobucar
Mozart: Requiem, Exsultate jubilate
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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This 1978 reading of Mozart's glorious Requiem has lost none of its luster. Carlo Maria Giulini refuses to approach the work as a romantic blood-and-thunder event (unlike, say Karajan's 1975 account); rather, his approach ...  more »

      
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This 1978 reading of Mozart's glorious Requiem has lost none of its luster. Carlo Maria Giulini refuses to approach the work as a romantic blood-and-thunder event (unlike, say Karajan's 1975 account); rather, his approach is classical, devotional, and transparent--time and again one hears the orchestra's inner voices more clearly than usual. This Requiem "sings" like few others, and while it is highly meditative, its drama, from section to section, is never lost. Bass Robert Lloyd is particularly good, coming through with a "Tuba mirum" in which he challenges the sound of the trombone. The other soloists are good. As a bonus, EMI has given us a chirpy, agile performance of Mozart's Exultate Jubilate, with Erika Koth, a light soprano whose repertoire included the Queen of the Night. A fine disc. --Robert Levine

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Incredible!
mr_keiichi | 01/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the most wonderful CD I own! I have always loved Mozart's Requiem and this is one of the best recordings I have ever heard of it. The best recording of one of the best peices of music ever written! The Exsultate Jubilate is wonderful as well, I was very much impressed with Erika Koth's lovely voice. I only wish she had made more recordings. The long and short of the matter is that you cannot go wrong buying this CD."
Buy this! Now!
mr_keiichi | 04/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"At first, I was a little apprehensive about buying this particular recording of Requiem because there weren't any audio samples available. But, after sampling about 20 other versions of "Kyrie Eleison," I still couldn't find an interpretation that I liked. So, I decided to take a risk and purchase this value-for-money version of the Requiem.Well, it turned out to be the best $7 I ever spent on a CD. The rendition of the Kyrie was exactly the way I wanted it. The rest of the recording was pure beauty, too -- covering an entire range of emotion without fudging on the mechanics. Even the fast passages are delivered with striking clarity.I wouldn't know if this is THE authoritative recording of Mozart's Requiem, but if you want to get one for under $10, this is the one to buy."
Singer
mr_keiichi | 03/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I sang the Mozart Requiem in Carnagie Hall last summer, and I must say it is the most amazing piece of work I have ever done. I have never heard a better recording of this anywhere--and I have several of them. It's absolutely amazing."