Dvorak: Requiem; Rossini: Stabat Mater
István Kertész
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4804850
Barcode
00028948048502
Format
2-CD
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CD1
ANTONIN DVOŘÁK
Requiem, Op. 89

Pilar Lorengar, soprano
Erzsébet Komlóssy, contralto
Luciano Pavarotti tenor
Tom Krause, bass
Ambrosian Singers
John McCarthy

London Symphony Orchestra
István Kertész

CD2
GIOACHINO ROSSINI
Stabat Mater

Pilar Lorengar, soprano
Yvonne Minton, mezzo-soprano
Luciano Pavarotti, tenor
Hans Sotin, bass
London Symphony Chorus
Arthur Oldham

London Symphony Orchestra
István Kertész

Recording information

Recording Producers: Christopher Raeburn (Dvořák); John Mordler (Rossini)
Balance Engineers: Gordon Parry, James Lock (Dvořák); Kenneth Wilkinson, Colin Moorfoot (Rossini)
Recording Location: Kingsway Hall, London, UK, December 1968 (Dvořák), December 1971 (Rossini)

Reviews

‘Lorengar’s singing is particularly sensitive and appealing in the quieter passages … The four soloists combine beautifully in the quartet “Recordare, Jesu pie”, and the chorus with them in ‘Pie Jesu, Domine’, perhaps the loveliest movement in the work … The hero of the occasion is Kertész. He gets choral singing and orchestral playing of the finest quality from the Ambrosian Singers and the London Symphony Orchestra. It is abundantly evident that he cherishes a great love for this work … tremendous vitality and care for balance … The big climaxes are thrilling and altogether Kertesz and his forces make one revise one’s qualified view of the work to a very large extent. This is certainly the finest performance of it that I have ever heard’ (Dvořák) Gramophone

‘[Lorengar] is attractive in all she does and phrases with delicacy … Minton moves surely through the octave-and-a-fifth leaps, the octave-and-a-fifth arpeggios, of ‘Fac ut portem’ … Pavarotti always delights me with the ease and naturalness of his singing, and his pure vowels; his solo in the first number is outstanding. In the celebrated ‘Cuius animam’ he rings out splendidly … Sotin has a voice of firm focus and beautiful timbre’ (Rossini) Gramophone