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ClassicsOnline Home » BRAHMS, J.: Deutsches Requiem (Ein) (Fuge, Brook, Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Gardiner)
I was looking for a recording to help me prepare for a performance. At first I tried the classic Klemperer recording, but found the mp3 quality muddy, so I bought this instead. I instantly fell in love with it. To my taste, the only imperfection is the orchestral introduction to the first movement, in which the string quality just borders on screechy, although all memory of this is erased as soon as the choir enters.
Also, in the second movement the tympani pound a little too aggressively and upstage the other performers. On the whole, though, it's a sheer delight. "Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras" is bone-chilling, as it should be. Overall, a spectacular performance.more....
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