Brahms' Requiem Recommendation
Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:09 AM
Thanks in advance!
Posted 15 January 2012 - 01:30 PM
Posted 22 January 2012 - 07:24 PM
Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:24 PM
I'm a fan of the Rattle/Berlin recording with the wonderful Thomas Quasthoff.
Who's recently retired, alas. Welcome to the Other Arts forum, SimonA!
Posted 24 January 2012 - 10:17 PM
There are at least four Karajan recordings I've heard, and each is great in its way, the 1947 one most of all, but if you want modern sound I guess I'd suggest the last one, with Hendricks and Van Dam.
But maybe my favorite recording of all is a sometimes hard-to-find one by Haitink. He gets tempos exactly right, not too slow and not too light. The chorus is superb, and the penultimate movement is just wonderfully dramatic and moving. Gundula Janowitz might have been born to sing the soprano solo, and I find Tom Krause tremendously eloquent in "Herr, lehre doch mich." It's one of those recordings I put on when I need balm for my soul. Worth seeking out!
Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:07 AM
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