|Messa da Requiem - Sanctus|
|Messa da Requiem - Agnus Dei|
|Messa da Requiem - Lux aeterna|
|Messa da Requiem - Libera me|
|Te Deum - Te Deum|
Notes & Reviews:
Originally released in 1986, this set was one of Music & Arts classical best sellers for well over a decade, and was reissued in improved sound in 2003 due to popular demand. Harvey Sachs writes in his liner notes "... we are unlikely to hear a more overwhelming performance of the work than this one, ever."
American Record Guide
It's the greatest Verdi Requiem I've ever heard, bar none.
Christian Science Monitor - William H. Youngren
Toscanini [gives us] matchless pacing and shaping of the music... [with] the superb playing of the NBC Symphony.
Performances of the Verdi Requiem often emphasize the work's dramatic aspects to the detriment of its lyricism, or vice-versa. Here, Toscanini balances these elements completely convincingly. We are unlikely to hear a more overwhelming performance of the work than this one, ever.
High Fidelity - Thomas Hathaway
[Toscanini's] 1940 concert of the Requiem was at once relaxed and powerful, and it remains one of the greatest on record.
Musical America - Terry Teachout
Stupendous in virtually every way. Harvey Sachs' liner notes are outstanding.
Sunday Times, 10th March 2013
For a conductor famous for incandescence and relentless intensity, this account of the Requiem, from a Carnegie Hall concert of November 23, 1940, is most remarkable for its lyrical beauty and its breadth.
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