In the Gloria, Read more and elsewhere, some of the accents are perhaps overdone, but there is a good, flowing rhythm and a sense of jubilance about it, and much the same goes for the Credo; both are taken decidedly on the quick side, with the result that the contrast in the latter with a distinctly slow "Et incarnatus" is perhaps too marked. The Sanctus is duly imposing, the Benedictus very light and delicate, almost a little sugary; then in the Agnus Dei there is particularly warm and graceful singing from Marinella Pennicchi, accompanied with much refinement.
There is shapely phrasing in the "Confitebor", and variety of tone and texture in the "Laudate pueri", a long and learned fugue that needs a little management if it is not to become dull - and it certainly doesn't here.
Not more so, however, than the Agnus, for there, at a decidedly slow tempo, Hogwood allows Emma Kirkby to make the most of this very sensuous music, which she duly most beautifully does. The soloists are altogether an excellent team, with two refined voices in the middle and Michael George a firm and sturdy bass.
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Typical order times are located within the product description. UPC: Current Stock:. Audio Beat Rated 3. Pure Analogue Audiophile Mastering! Among all those sacred compositions that deal with the end of life, Mozart's Requiem penetrates one's heart and soul like no other apocalyptic work.
One reason for this is surely the rather mysterious story surrounding its composition, a mixture of truth and legend, which arose during the arduous last months of the ailing Salzburg composer. Although the various developmental stages and the extent to which Mozart's pupils participated in the composition may never be fully clarified, the mystical power of the enigmatic fragments remains constant to this day. Sir Colin Davis lends an immediate relentlessness to the sounds of despair that is already apparent in the tense, pulsating opening bars, and which is taken to the very limits of playability in the climactic Dies irae.
While the swift tempi might appear rather surprising, they serve to dampen any sort of opera-like sentimentality of which many recordings are guilty. The consolatory timbre in the vocal parts make them come across as oases of calm in the prevailing atmosphere of biting cold, fearsome drama, and flickering hope, all of which breathes musical life into this mass for the dead.
Captured in London's Watford Town Hall, this is a clear, clean, tonally precise recording that bristles with air and has a wide-open sense of space. The BBC Orchestra is spread out in front, with the soloists in front of it and the choir arrayed behind and almost seeming to surround the listener. Voices are distinct and alive. The strings are silky smooth but with just enough bite to make them believable. The bass is taut, deep and clear, underpinning the playing with a solid foundation. Quoniam [ Jesu Christe - Cum Sancto Spiritu [ Credo in unum Deum [ Et incarnatus est [ Sanctus [ Osanna [ Benedictus [ Missa in C, K.
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