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Cat. No. CHSA 5061(2) Price: £17.25 No. of discs: 2
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CHSA 5061 - Schmidt: Das Buch Mit Sieben Siegeln
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Available From: 01 March 2008
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Kristjan Järvi secures a powerful performance from his fine choral and orchestral forces
Classic FM Magazine

Järvi makes it the concert-drama Schmidt surely intended. SACS sound maximises its textural and dynamic extremes (Robert Kovac’s organ tone more tangibly immediate)…this could well be the first choice for those new to the work.
Gramophone

Where this new version really trumps [the competition] is in the quality of the recording itself, excitingly atmospheric – coughs, shufflings, applause and all – and giving real presence to the full-throated choral singing and all-important brass. With Robert Holl a sympathetically soft-grained God and Johannes Chum a sweetly lyrical rather than heroically over-forced St John, this Book now stands as top choice.
BBC Music Magazine

Järvi conducts a well-played and sung account of the complex score, with fine contributions from Johannes Chum (St John), Robert Holl (Voice of a God, above), and a well-balanced quartet.
The Sunday Times

Where this new version really trumps [the competition] is in the quality of the recording itself, excitingly atmospheric – coughs, shufflings, applause and all – and giving real presence to the full-throated choral singing and all-important brass. With Robert Holl a sympathetically soft-grained God and Johannes Chum a sweetly lyrical rather than heroically over-forced St John, this Book now stands as top choice.
BBC Music Magazine

…a riveting listen, delivered in spacious sound.
Independent on Sunday

Järvi conducts a well-played and sung account of the complex score, with fine contributions from Johannes Chum (St John), Robert Holl (Voice of a God, above), and a well-balanced quartet.
The Sunday Times

Järvi makes it the concert-drama Schmidt surely intended. SACS sound maximises its textural and dynamic extremes (Robert Kovac’s organ tone more tangibly immediate)…this could well be the first choice for those new to the work.
Gramophone

Kristjan Järvi secures a powerful performance from his fine choral and orchestral forces
Classic FM Magazine

Chandos’ SA-CD sound is flat out terrific. Never have Schmidt’s low brasses snarled with greater authority. Big climaxes don’t get much bigger than the ones on display here… Finally it is essential to have the Book of Revelation in front of you in both German and English as you make you way through this pictorial score. Chandos give you everything you need
American Record Guide

In what I have suggested is an intimate performance, the lyrical episodes come off especially well, and Sandra Trattnigg and Michelle Breedt make an affecting mother-daughter pair. Some of the most striking orchestral playing comes from the low brass, cl
International Record Review

 

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