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Critics praise the new Choir CD

Cover of Mozart's Requiem

The latest Choir CD, 'Mozart Requiem: Realisations', has received excellent reviews from music critics.

Writing in The Guardian, Stephen Pritchard described the release as 'a revelatory audio CD'. He said that the Choir and the Academy of Ancient Music 'present a superb, full Süssmayr completion' of Mozart's Requiem and 'fascinating' completions by other composers.

Michael Dervan in the Irish Times said the performances are 'clear and piercing' and the whole double CD 'well worth investigating'. The New York Times described it as 'eminently recommendable'.

On BBC Radio 3, Andrew McGregor said he 'really warmed to the combination of the King’s trebles and the period instruments sounds in the rich acoustic of the Chapel', and called the performances 'excellent'.

Musical Toronto said: 'This is one of those solid, balanced recordings that serves as a model of how the conscientious musician consults with the texts, history and performance traditions, crafting something that does justice to all.'

For more details about the CD see The Shop at King's.

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Posted: Wednesday 8 May 2013 | News | News archive