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From the heart of Chicago, St. John Cantius presents the iconic Mozart Requiem in its proper setting--the Latin Requiem High Mass. Enter into the beauty of the Requiem through this video filmed Chicago's historic St. John Cantius Catholic Church. Let the awe-inspiring music of Mozart, presented by the St. Cecilia Choir and Orchestra, be a window into the depth and glory of this repertoire as it would have been originally presented by Mozart. Re-released on De Montfort Music/Sony Classical in 2017.
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Anyway, I think you will find this Requiem the finest on video. It certainly outshines Bohm's dated approach, and Bernstein's lethargically slow performance. (No disrespect to them, I enjoy them but this is better :) It also gives us a superb opportunity to view Solti at work, and I wonder why don't have more of his performances on video. One may also enjoy seeing (and hearing) Rene Pape at only 27 years old, likewise Cecilia Bartoli in her young prime.
The video is clear and sharp for its age, and surprisingly well-lit. Problem: there is approximately 70 millisecond delay of picture after sound. Look at for example closeups of soloists in Tuba Mirum. This can be corrected with a sound delay box which has brought fresh life to many classical DVDs, but it's pricey. Would have been much better if the DVDs were correctly engineered to begin with.
Another reason for the lowered rating is that I believe most purchasers in the U.S. would want English subtitles. Most music lovers do not need subtitles for the Mozart Requiem, but their family members who may want to watch around Easter would certainly want them. And certainly for the spoken service, in German, I think almost everyone would want them. I have probably at least as much German as the average music major, and more liturgical German than most I am sure, and I can pick up 'not quite enough' to provide decent commentary on the fly. So what's with this purchase price and not providing English subtitles?
Recommended with those reservations ...