Un-Teutonic German Requiem

Thursday, November 17, 2011
... yet another grand performance by the orchestra and an unforgettable one by Ragnar Bohlin's brilliant SFS Chorus ... Following the magical, whisper-quiet opening by the Chorus (when did Davies Symphony Hall's acoustics improve this much?), the low strings embracing the first sopranos' angelic sound, there was that difference, nothing major, more a matter of shades. It was a softer, more lyrical, more romantic sound that's the "standard." ... MTT's interpretation, and the glories of the SFS Chorus were in their full flower. ...
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