Austria, 1987, choral / classical period / Christian liturgical
Wiener Philharmoniker / Wiener Singverein / Herbert von Karajan / Anna Tomowa-Sintow / Helga Müller-Molinari / Vinson Cole / Paata Burchuladze – Requiem (Mozart): Imagine you have a fire and an unknown amount of fuel. What do you do? Do you throw all the fuel on the fire and let it go up in a glorious blaze, or do you eke it out and keep a warm but safe fire burning for a long time? Now imagine that you know exactly how much fuel you have, and you can burn it how you like, creating blazes when necessary, and letting the fire die down when appropriate. Is that ability anything short of magic?