Faure / Durufle: Requiems

 
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GABRIEL FAURE / MAURICE DURUFLE
Faure / Durufle: Requiems
Siegmund Nimsgern (bass-baritone), Lucia Popp (soprano), Kiri Te Kanawa (soprano) / Ambrosian Singers, Philharmonia Orchestra, Andrew Davis

[ Sony Classical Masters / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 15 April 2013

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"Davis makes as convincing a case as I have heard for the received, full orchestral version of the Requiem. The sound he produces is big but never luscious or over-coloured, the orchestral sonority centred on richly dark divided lower strings, to which the rare brass entries add impressive glowing weight without a hint of melodramatic blare. His tempos are slightly on the slow side, but beautifully sustained, and the music never drags. Davis is greatly aided in maintaining the impulse of his reading by a marvellously disciplined choir, who sing with great purity and beauty of tone throughout (the sopranos exquisitely ethereal in the Sanctus and In Paradisum) and with a most impressive control of sustained pianissimo." Gramophone on the Faure

Tracks:

Duruflé: Requiem, Op. 9
Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48