Notes & Reviews:
If you want a traditionally conceived budget-price Requiem, well sung à superbly played and vividly recorded, Davis's performance has much to commend it.
Davis' approach to the Requiem à contained both tragic grandeur and high drama, with the Dies Irae pointing the way towards the theatrical vividness of some 19th-century settings, but nothing was remotely sentimental of self-pitying.
BBC Music Magazine
This performance benefits from marvellous sound and shows Davis secure in his tempo choices and bringing that combination of solemnity, grandeur and drama to a work he particularly cares for.
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- Performers: Marie Arnet (Soprano); Darren Jeffrey (Bass); Anna Stephany (Mezzo Soprano); Andrew Vocal] (Tenor)
- Conductor: Colin Davis
- Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
- Notes: Barbican, London, England (09/30/2007/10/03/2007)
- Running Time: 48 min. 28 sec.
- Period Time: Classical
- Form: Choral
- Written: 1791
- Studio/Live: Live