Although Dvorak's Requiem does not rank with Mozart's or Verdi's, it is still a masterpiece, with beautiful music, and spiritual power. But you would not know it by watching this video. Only Lucia Popp delivers a performance this work deserves. The tenor, Josef Protschka, comes close. The mezzo, Eva Randova, and the baritone, Peter Mikulas, are weaker in the ensembles.
The music (apart from Popp's single) seems workmanlike, and uninspired. The chorus is putting in its time.
The interpretation seems adequate, but the videography is especially poor, and almost completely vitiates the value of a video-recording. The cameras spends too much time on the conductor, especially at the dramatic highlights. Petr Altrichter substitutes thrashing about for spiritual sensitivity. I finally learned to close my eyes when the camera panned to the podium. He has a number of distracting mannerisms that made him unpleasant to watch: a wide-open mouth (exposing a gap in his front teeth) followed by a puffed-up upper lip--as if to say: "boy, this is hard work." Someone in the camera department must be related to the first flautist, since he is the only instrumentalist to get much attention (the camera goes to the concertmaster in one brief solo).
Disappointing, especially for what I take to be the "official" video recording of Dvorak's major works.