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    Default Favorite Mozart Requiem?

    Which do you like? Which maybe not so much? I'm no expert on church music, but Suzuki's recent recording, with a new edition of the score, blew me away. I think it's his first go at the piece.

    YMMV of course! So what's your fave?



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    I will have to have a listen to the Suzuki one. It includes the amen fugue, does it not? My current favourite is Norrington's reading of the Druce completion. I think Druce has managed to perfectly transition from the lacrimosa to the amen better than any other completion I've heard which includes the amen. I'm not so much of a fan of the Sußmayr version, but out of those I'd just say that Gardiner and Hogwood are good enough for me.

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    My two personal faves, with Shaw and company holding down the number one slot, though only by a narrow margin (if only it was a better quality recording! it's quite murky but, from a performance perspective, it's never been outdone).

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    Bruno Weil's recording with Tafelmusik on Sony is an excellent HIP recording, and is now the one I go back to the most.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrMike View Post
    Bruno Weil's recording with Tafelmusik on Sony is an excellent HIP recording, and is now the one I go back to the most.
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    What chorus is it?

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    Marriner remains my favorite... followed by Harry Christophers with The Sixteen:



    ... and John Eliot Gardiner:



    After that... Philippe Herreweghe and Herbert von Karajan. I will certainly need to give Suzuki's recording a listen.
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    Well, phooey! I came here hoping to ask, "He wrote more than one?"

    My own version is by a conductor and orchestra I've never heard of elsewhere, but it seems to suffice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by EDaddy View Post
    What chorus is it?
    This is the Landon edition, which incorporates Sussmayr, Freystadtler, and Eybler. Is that what you mean? Otherwise, the choir is the Tolzer Boy's Choir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    Well, phooey! I came here hoping to ask, "He wrote more than one?"

    My own version is by a conductor and orchestra I've never heard of elsewhere, but it seems to suffice.

    Rilling and the Bach Collegium Stuttgart are responsible for most of the Hanssler complete Bach collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrMike View Post
    This is the Landon edition, which incorporates Sussmayr, Freystadtler, and Eybler. Is that what you mean? Otherwise, the choir is the Tolzer Boy's Choir.
    10-4. That is what I wanted to know. Thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDaddy View Post
    What chorus is it?
    The sleeve says "Tölzer Boys' Choir".

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    Recorded 1958.


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    This is the recording I listen to the most of the ones I have. A really outstanding performance IMO. William Christie/Les Arts Florrisants



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    Lately its been the Rilling. He won me over after watching him conduct Bach's B minor a couple years ago.
    "I propose to create a heroic, monumental style of composition simple enough to inspire all people; completely free from fads, artificial mannerisms and false sophistications; direct, forceful, sincere, always original but never unnatural."

    "I am always interested in finding out what keeps mankind in such random movement, cutting himself off from nature as if in a blind rage. I want to try to understand the great change that is about to take place without our even noticing it."

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