Walker, Antony

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Soprano: Sara Macliver
Mezzo-Soprano: Sally-Anne Russell
Tenor: Paul McMahon
Bass-Baritone: Teddy Tahu Rhodes

Choir: Cantillation
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Antipodes
Conductor: Antony Walker

Date: 2006

Label: ABC Classics
Cat No.: 476 4064
Released: September 28, 2010
Mozart’s last, great work, his Requiem, was tragically left incomplete when the composer himself died. However, the power and beauty of this famous piece has ensured its immortality, not least through the play and movie Amadeus. ABC Classics is proud to release this new, period-instrument recording of this masterpiece, performed by a stellar line-up of Australasian musicians. Alongside the Requiem, tracks include Mozart’s sublime soprano cantata Exsultate, jubilate (with its famous ‘Alleluia’ finale), sung by Sara Macliver; and the exquisite choral ‘Ave Verum Corpus’. A must-have for any record collection, beautifully recorded with the latest technology.
A tremendously vivacious and life-affirming performance of Exsultate, jubilate provides a dramatic contrast [with the Requiem]. There’s some enchanting orchestra playing, and Walker proves himself a hugely sensitive accompanist to a much more roundly voiced Macliver. Gloriously buoyant and delicately poised, she shows impeccable and effortless control.
International Record Review, September 2011