W.A. Mozart - Requiem in D minor K.626 (Herbert Von Karajan 1975)  (PS3 SACD rip)
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Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 471 639-2 | DST 1bit-2822,4kHz 2.0, 5.1
Between 1961 and 1986, Herbert von Karajan made three recordings of the Mozart Requiem for Deutsche Grammophon, with little change in his conception of the piece over the years. This recording, from 1975, is, on balance, the best of them. The approach is Romantic, broad, and sustained, marked by a thoroughly homogenized blend of chorus and orchestra, a remarkable richness of tone, striking power, and an almost marmoreal polish. Karajan viewed the Requiem as idealized church music rather than a confessional statement awash in operatic expressiveness.