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Mozart: Requiem
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Welser-Möst, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Mozart: Requiem
Genre: Classical
 
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All Artists: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Welser-Möst, London Philharmonic Orchestra, David Bell, Felicity Lott, Keith Lewis
Title: Mozart: Requiem
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Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Classics
Original Release Date: 1/1/2002
Re-Release Date: 8/13/2002
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Early Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724357474627, 724357474658
 

CD Reviews

A stellar conductor walks through the Requiem
Santa Fe Listener | Santa Fe, NM USA | 05/23/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"I am a huge fan of Franz Welser-Most (even flying from Santa Fe to Cleveland expressly to hear him conduct Mahler), but this Mozart Requiem from early in his career is mostly indifferent. Clearly Welser-Most had an idea here: to give us a lyrical, singing reading that would achieve a kind of gentle lift-off. That happens here and there, and it's a relief not to hear this work punched out like the crack of doom. But the overall effect feels too generalized (I don't get a hint of religious emotion), and he rushes some of the most beautiful passages, such as the Benedictus. The vocal quartet and chorus are fine, but the whole affair has little to offer that's special."