Released: Aug 2004
Label: DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI
Nikolaus Harnoncourt's brilliant interpretation of Mozart's final work uses the sure-footed majesty of period-instrument ensemble Concentus Musicus. The singers perfectly balance between the sheer drama of the piece without resorting to theater. A tremendous range of emotion -- from earthy bombast to heavenly strains -- can be heard in the famous Rex tremendae movement.