André Previn’s first recording for LSO Live features an extraordinary reading of Brahms’s choral masterpiece. The London Symphony Chorus are mesmerising and the soloists on superb form as Previn crafts a performance that blends to perfection the work’s mixture of serenity and blazing intensity.
"A highly charged performance from André Previn. The LSO are in superb form"
"a long-overdue and invigorating face-lift to this much-recorded work"
"A performance which emphasis the drama of the piece in high contrasts ... bitingly dramatic ... Altogether outstanding, fresh and revealing"
"A powerful dedicated reading ... the flow makes the music all the more magnetic. Good clear soloists and first rate sound."