C0054. VERDI REQUIEM, w. Reiner Cond. Vienna Phil., w.Leontyne Price, Jussi Bjorling, Rosalind Elias & Giorgio Tozzi - recorded 1960; QUATTRO PEZZI SACRI, w. Mehta Cond. Los Angeles Phil., w.Yvonne Minton - recorded 1970. (EU) 2-Decca 289 467119. Final Sealed Copy! - 028946711927
"Leontyne Price in her early-thirties, and Jussi Bjorling shortly before his death at 49: these are the two outstanding reasons for acquiring this reissue. Both singers close-focus on the vulnerability of the human condition within the monumental scale of Fritz Reiner's reading and Bjorling's 'Ingemisco', rock-solid of contour, yet with a core of anguished supplication, is one of the real wonders of this performance...."
- Finch, BBC
"Reiner's opening of the Requiem is very slow and atmospheric...yet as the work proceeds the performance soon sparks into life, and there is some superb and memorable singing from a distinguished team of soloists. The recording has a spectacularly wide dynamic range."
- Penguin Guide