I'm sure the Faure Requiem was probably ahead of its time, yet Durufle fuses Gregorian chant, Medieval & 20th century concepts & every range of human emotion into something profound. In paradisum (English: "Into paradise") is an antiphon from the traditional Latin liturgy of the Roman Catholic burial service.It is sung by the choir as the body is being taken out of the church. It is very hard to describe just how monumentally wrong-headed his approach is--the proverbial bull in a china shop. Faure certainly didn't intend these lovely pieces as show-stoppers, but that is what we get here. Maurice Duruflé's Fauré-inspired Requiem, offered as the coupling, is likewise given in its fully orchestrated version. Whether it's choirs that don't know how to blend, an orchestra that doesn't know how to stay together, or any combination of choirs and instrumentalists that don't know how to play in tune, this gorgeous piece in its full orchestral version does not yet appear to have received the treatment it deserves. Chung did much better with Messaien's Turangalîla Symphony, a recording that the composer himself lauded. Domine Jesu Christe By Maurice Duruflé English Chamber Orchestra , Thomas Allen , Corydon Singers , Matthew Best A revisit because more stars need to show, Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2001. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, BARTOLI / TERFEL / ST CECILIA ACADEMY ORCH / CHUNG, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. In paradisum (English: "Into paradise") is an antiphon from the traditional Latin liturgy of the Western Church Requiem Mass.It is sung by the choir as the body is being taken out of the church. My favourite is the Montreal/Dutoit version that generously includes the lovely Pavanne as well as the Pelleas and Melisande suite. Myung-Whun Chung has opted to record the full orchestra/full mixed chorus versions of these two works usually heard in the pared-down versions for church settings, and in doing so he unveils even more mysteries than one would think possible. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. A revisit because more stars need to show, Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2001. 500,000th Hit: November 2006 I have 17 versions and this I rate at No, 5. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. For those of you unfamiliar with this work, there are literally dozens of more attractive recordings of this work. While not everyone will give this magnificent recording the chance it deserves because it may seem irreverent to praise full-bodied performances of two delicate French masterpieces, those who truly love both the Fauré and Duruflé Requiems will find much to love here. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, BARTOLI / TERFEL / ST CECILIA ACADEMY ORCH / CHUNG, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Faure's sense of "celebration" of life is eclipsed by solemnity that I find tedious. Myung-Whun Chung has opted to record the full orchestra/full mixed chorus versions of these two works usually heard in the pared-down versions for church settings, and in doing so he unveils even more mysteries than one would think possible. Sometimes the orchestra eclipsed the solo voices. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 28, 2016. Choirs. In short, two performances to treasure. Preview. Try as I might, I cannot listen to it. Bartoli's solo is beautiful in a show-offy self conscious sort of way. It has inspired a large number of compositions, including settings by Mozart, Berlioz, Donizetti, Verdi, Bruckner, Dvořák, Fauré and Duruflé.Originally, such compositions were meant to be performed in liturgical service, with monophonic chant. Faure is many things: subtle, elegant, graceful, melodic, and haunting, all about in equal measure. Chung adopts a hushed and reverential tone throughout the piece. Unable to add item to List. Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2008. I'm afraid there's little alternative but to listen to Mozart's Requiem, when you feel the passing of time and the proximity of death; Verdi's version is wilder but still good, however I prefer Mozart's gentler musical idiom. There's a problem loading this menu right now. DG's recording is one of the best digital CDs I've heard from them. Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2000. I have 17 versions and this I rate at No, 5. You can play this CD after a heavy meal, so that it will slowly drift you into a pleasant nap...but not for long, as some fortissimo will come along, but the music will prove unable to retain your interest and you'll end up napping again. Chung knows the French repertoire well, having been associated with French Opera in France for many seasons. 2:15 PREVIEW Requiem: De Profundis. The patient serenity of its culminating In Paradisum seems to offer a harmony of the spheres for our age of anxiety. In this regard, Chung's choice of soloists is ideal. Fauré & Duruflé: Requiems. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 15, 2011, The singing and playing were both gorgeous. Faure certainly didn't intend these lovely pieces as show-stoppers, but that is what we get here. Anytime, anywhere, across your devices. PDF Score. Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2013, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 15, 2016. Chung adopts a hushed and reverential tone throughout the piece. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. 48 / Requiem, Op. Creatively & emotionally, Durufle created something so unique, & with such range of emotion, that the Faure piece just never quite matches it. Fauré / Duruflé: Requiem I really wanted to like this. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. The real problem is Terfel, who belts out "Libera me" as though he were leaning into a Puccini solo in full force. Conductor Myun-Whung Chung at times even suggests a dark undertow of despair, as in the funereal plunge and tread of the Introit, yet he is also keenly sensitive to the agnostic composer's essentially sensuous textures (listen to the dark amber interweaving of inner string lines in the Offertorium), thereby escaping the potential sentimentality that sometimes pits Fauré's vision unfavorably against the robust fire and fury of Verdi's Requiem. The major problem is the two big "show-stopper" numbers, the "Pie Jesu" for Bartoli and the "Libera me" for Terfel. because of three vital components: Bryn Terfel, whose dark timbre resonants in both Requiems, the equally as impressive Cecila Bartoli, and finally, the chorus of the dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. TITLE TIME; Requiem, Op. This recording is too seldom any of those things for very long. 9 ‎ (CD) Sony Classical SBK 67182 Files "cleaned" originally Maurice Durufle Requiem . Eventually, per his self-criticism, he wrote three versions of the score, and for flexibility in the orchestral version, he … Maurice Duruflé completed his Requiem in 1947, although he had accepted a commission for this work in 1941 by the collaborationist Vichy Regime in France. Duruflé: Requiem ‎ (CD, Album) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon: 459 365-2, 459 365-2 GH: Europe: 1998: Sell This Version DG's recording is one of the best digital CDs I've heard from them. Good Durufle. You can still see all customer reviews for the product. < Slight alternate cover. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. Difficult to appeciate these works' sublimity, annoyed as I was by having to turn the volume up and down. ) --Thomas May. In Paradisum In 1947, Maurice Duruflé was already working on a suite of pieces for organ based on the Gregorian chants for the requiem mass (the service for the dead), when he was commissioned by his publisher Durand to write a large-scale work based on those texts. 48 / Requiem, Op. Reviewed in the United States on January 3, 2008. Please try again. For those of you unfamiliar with this work, there are literally dozens of more attractive recordings of this work. 1. But one could learn to live with her interpretation, I suppose. By Jean-Jacques ... Requiem: In Paradisum. Anchoring the album is the monumental Requiem by Maurice Duruflé, in the rarely-recorded voices with organ version.The Requiem is paired with a cappella motets and spirituals to present a variety of expressions about the power of heaven.. Requiem, Op. She has a great voice certainly, but this music would be better suited to a more restrained performance. 9, is a setting of the Latin Requiem by Maurice Duruflé for a solo voice, mixed choir, and organ, or orchestra with organ. Whether it's choirs that don't know how to blend, an orchestra that doesn't know how to stay together, or any combination of choirs and instrumentalists that don't know how to play in tune, this gorgeous piece in its full orchestral version does not yet appear to have received the treatment it deserves. Creation Date: November 15, 2000: 2,500,000th Hit: January 17, 2010. Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2013, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on March 15, 2016. 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