Verdi: Requiem

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COMPOSERS: Verdi
LABELS: Apex
WORKS: Requiem
PERFORMER: Marc (soprano), Meier (mezzo), Domingo (tenor), Furlanetto (bass); Chicago Symphony Chorus & Orchestra/Daniel Barenboim
CATALOGUE NO: 2564 67716-8

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More contemplative than theatrical, Barenboim’s approach to Verdi’s Requiem is articulate though too restrained for a work that harnesses operatic means to spiritual ends. Full-blooded soloists partially redress the balance. George Hall