MOZART: Requiem and Exsultate, Jubilate

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Composer: W.A. Mozart
Conductor: Valentin Radu
Soloists: Andrea Brown (Soprano), Jody Kidwell (Mezzo-Soprano), Kenneth Garner (Tenor), Ed Bara (Bass)
Recorded: April 8-9, 2006 at St. Luke Lutheran Church, Devon, PA
Label: Lyrichord/ The Lyrichord Early Music Series
Catalog #: LEMS 8056
On-Line Price: $15

Mozart's final and most magnificent choral masterpiece, his Requiem in D Minor, K. 626 for orchestra, chorus and solo quartet and his earlier, florid vocal cantata, Exsultate, Jubilate, K. 165 are given a superb new recording by conductor Valentin Radu and his Ama Deus Ensemble.

"Radu's reading is fully worked-out, and it arrests the listener's interest from the opening bars of the work. The choir and soloists respond enthusiastically to his concept, and soprano Andrea Lauren Brown shows total confidence in Exsultate, jubilate, the virtuoso solo showpiece that opens the disc. The singers of the Ama Deus Ensemble are a cut above the average American choir in terms of intonation and control. In short, the performance is an exciting one." James Manheim, ALL MUSIC GUIDE

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