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I have heard several recordings of Requiem, and the Karl Bohm rendition is my favorite.
The pacing is perfect and the reading has the right combination of gravitas and dignity without being stodgy and lumbering which I usually associate with Bohm.
If you have a favorite or one that you think I'd like, please let me know in the comments.
A world class chorus and soloists sing this majestic piece. Great sound recording.Published 4 months ago by Catharine Otto-Stefens
A must have for any Mozart fan. Soloist were fantastic! Orchestra was right on in the interpretation of the score!Published 8 months ago by Bob Miller
no ones fault, but this was not what I expected. my ignorance of the work led me to believe this was a work by Mozart and not his protégé and wife. Read morePublished 9 months ago by gregg dunn
What is one to say of a performance of the Requiem that is actually more dead than the poor bugger in the box? Read morePublished on June 18, 2012 by Bernard Michael O'Hanlon
This is for my taste the definitive performance of Süssmayr's arrangement
of Mozart's Requiem. Read more
I cannot stress enough how the slower tempi found here accentuate the work. I am Bohm's biggest critic when it comes to his thick molasses approach to the symphonies, etc... Read morePublished on March 31, 2009 by David
I've got CD's of several productions of this work in my CD library, and have listened to a few more. To my way of thinking this is THE Mozart Requiem recording to have. Read morePublished on December 3, 2007 by AshevilleSamoyed
Karl Bohm, like the fellow Deustche Grammophon conductors Karajan and Bernstein, specializes in works by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, but his reputation may be easily shadowed by... Read morePublished on January 20, 2006 by Shota Hanai
This version is WAY too slow, and there are several places where the choir just doesn't have it together.Published on October 6, 2005 by John