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One of Verdi's masterpieces, and arguably one of the best Requiems ever composed!
"...Conductor Sylvain Cambreling punches home the large-scale moments -- including the most breathtaking "Dies Irae" bass-drum thwacks on record -- but the early-music purity of the choral singing (again, the EuropaChorAkademie) and subtle playing from the fine SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg suggest an even keener engagement with the contemplative side of this music. Here, the bass (veteran Giorgio Surian, well past his prime) is the weak link, but the arresting Ana MarÃa MartÃnez dazzles with the glowing tone and urgency of her singing." -Joe Banno -- The Washington Post, June 20, 2010