EuroArts

Philippe Herreweghe - Antonin Dvorak: Requiem Op. 89

Blu-ray
4 Aug 2017

Barcode: 0880242605740

Other participants: Ilse Eerens, Bernarda Fink, Maximilian Schmitt, Nathan Berg, Philippe Herreweghe, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Collegium Vocale Gent

'When I have seen Philippe Herreweghe conduct I have always been left with the memory of his sensitive musicianship (...). Everything is wonderfully managed under Herreweghe who lets the music unfold naturally rather than driving a more starkly dramatic approach (...). The pliable voices of the soloists are agreeably contrasted and eminently secure (...). Dedicated and impeccably prepared Collegium Vocale Gent cannot be faulted (...). The Royal Flemish Philharmonic [now: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra] plays with lyrical warmth and produces satisfyingly glowing climaxes without ever being in fear of overpowering the vocalists.

Not just an early-music specialist, Philippe Herreweghe conducts with a persuasive and moving sense of sacred expression in this rewarding Dvořák Requiem.' - Michael Cookson

Recorded live at deSingel, Antwerp, 2014, directed by Leonid Adamopoulos.