- Ronald Dowd (Tenor)
Notes & Reviews:
A third outing for a recording that's still peerless after almost 40 years.
BBC Music Magazine
Colin Davis's... idiomatic, detailed shaping of this enormous score makes most other seem glib... this version also receives the benefit of SACD clarity and surround-sound... The result is a revelation.
Outshines all other versions in amplitude and spectacle. The large-scale brass and drum climaxes are quite astonishing and the choral fortissimos glorious.
Submitted on 07/08/09 by Roland Graeme
American Classics - Anderson: Orchestral Music Vol 5 / Leonard Slatkin, BBC Concert Orchestra
Elgar: Falstaff Op 68, "Enigma" Variations Op 36, etc / Sir Andrew Davis, New Philharmonia Orchestra
Pacini: Alessandro nell' Indie / Parry, Ford, Larmore, et al
Haydn: The Creation / McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players
Charles Munch in New York - Debussy, Ravel, Roussel
Prokofiev: Symphony no 5, etc / Vladimir Jurowski, et al
Bruckner: Symphony no 7 / Haitink, Chicago SO
Britten: War Requiem / Rilling, Dasch, Taylor, Gerhaher, et al
American Classics - Ives: Songs Vol 6 / Berman, Plenk, Phillips, Dickson, et al
Works DetailsBerlioz, Hector : Requiem, Op. 5 (Grande Messe des Morts)
- Performer: Ronald Dowd (Tenor)
- Conductor: Colin Davis
- Ensemble: Wandsworth School Boys Choir
- Running Time: 89 min. 13 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Choral
- Written: 06/1837