This powerful version of Dvorák's rarely performed, hope-filled Requiem of 1890 features the renowned Lucia Popp as soprano soloist. From all four soloists to the chorus, though, the singing is resplendent—as befits a choral masterpiece.
"Petr Altrichter proves to be just as insightful and in control as Belohlávek…. The particular poignant delight is the presence of Lucia Popp as soprano soloist. I have heard her sing with more sheer tonal beauty but still she is in fine voice. In the 2nd movement Graduale you can appreciate the skill of the composer's lightly scored accompaniment and the exceptionally well-drilled ladies of the Prague Symphonic Choir who negotiate some tricky counterpoint with commendable ease…. The climax of the Tuba Mirum is a hairs-on-the-back-of your-neck moment… Dvorák's ear for instrumental colour is everywhere in evidence."—MusicWeb International