STYLE: Classical RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 6490- LABEL: Apex 8573891282 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Steven Whitehead
Your reviewer, being a simple soul, is puzzled. Why put these two pieces together? True, they are both "Te Deum"s but, beyond being by dead European males of the late 19th century, there is little to connect them. The Bruckner is a fine piece and is given a rousing performance by the Chor des Musikvereins, Bielefeld and the Philharmonia Hungarica. The Verdi, however, sounds lack lustre and suffers from being ripped out of its context of the Quattro Pezzi Sacri. The disc times in at 40 minutes which, even on a budget re-issue, is less than generous. The Bruckner is worth hearing but would have been better coupled with a different piece than the Verdi.
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