Faure: Requiem & Franck: Symphony in D minor (CD)

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HMM931771
Artist:
Johanette Zomer, Stephan Genz, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Gent, Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, Philippe Herreweghe

Thirteen years after his memorable recording of the first version of the Fauré Requiem - an intimate version first performed by the composer in 1892, at Saint-Gervais in Paris - Philippe Herreweghe here conducts the 1901 version for full orchestra commissioned by Fauré’s publisher for performance in large concert halls.

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The Classical Music Collector

"There has been a renewed interest in recent years in the first version of Fauré’s Requiem, notably a stand-out version by Les Siècles included in our March newsletter, but for this new release Philippe Herreweghe has returned to the 1901 version for full orchestra, in which the organ is less prominent and the orchestration more ample. Herreweghe is one of the great conductors of choral masterpieces—his Bach recordings are definitive—and this recording has already been described as “ravishingly beautiful” (the Observer). Coupled with it is a performance of César Franck’s only Symphony in D minor, one of the classics of late 19th century music, and a work of comparable sobriety to the Requiem." - Chris Dench

Reviews:

The Observer

"With ravishingly beautiful orchestral effects – the restrained brass calls sweeping across the Sanctus always send a shiver down the spine – this is a great reinterpretation of a masterpiece."

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Tracklisting:

GABRIEL FAURÉ (1845-1924)
Requiem op. 48
Version pour grand orchestre (1901)

  • 1. Introït et Kyrie 
  • 2. Offertoire 
  • 3. Sanctus 
  • 4. Pie Jesu 
  • 5. Agnus Dei 
  • 6. Libera me 
  • 7. In paradisum 


CÉSAR FRANCK (1822-1890)
Symphonie en ré mineur
D minor / d-Moll

  • 8. Lento. Allegro non troppo
  • 9. Allegretto 
  • 10. Allegro non troppo