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Paul Ingram
Fanfare, May 2009

The Arthaus Dvořák Cycle has typically featured some distinguished soloists…Here’s the biggest work of all, the 1890 Requiem, with Lucia Popp caught live, not long before her death. She’s the same commanding singer, still has the high notes, still interacts well with the choir and with the other soloists, though the bass can be unsteady. Popp collectors, go right ahead.

If you know the work, seeing the headnote timing you’ll also know that this is a slow version (though the final four minutes are applause). It starts well, with well-disciplined choral singing, and this orchestra can play sweetly. The big moments work…Sound quality, as in the rest of the series, is good, in a fine acoustic. Picture quality is 1990s TV standard and format.

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