||JOHANNES BRAHMS - A German Requiem - Sally Matthews (Soprano) - Christopher Maltman (Baritone) -
London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus - Valery Gergiev (Conductor) - 822231174820 - Released: May 2014
- LSO Live LSO0748|
It's hard to imagine a more portentous line-up for the Johannes Brahms Requiem than the forces assembled here. A promising pair of soloists, the London Symphony and
Chorus and, above all, Valery Gergiev, the podium's superstar of the moment. And indeed this recording has much to recommend it. The LSO sound is
immaculate and its players are up to satisfying every interpretive nuance the conductor requires of them. The chorus is solid and beautifully balanced and is
especially pleasing in the fourth movement, Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen.