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Faure: Requiem


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  • Composer: Gabriel Faure
  • Audio CD (September 14, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Collegium Records
  • ASIN: B003BFUS44
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,196 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Introït et Kyrie
2. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Offertoire
3. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Sanctus
4. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Pie Jesu
5. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Agnus Dei
6. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Libera me
7. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: In paradisum
8. Ave Verum, motet for soprano & alto (or 2-part female chorus) & organ, Op. 65/1
9. Tantum ergo, for vocal soloists, 3-part women's chorus & organ in E major, Op. 65/2
10. Ave Maria, sacred song for mezzo-soprano (or baritone) & organ in A flat major, Op. 67/2
11. Maria Mater gratiae, offertory for tenor, baritone & organ, Op. 47/2
12. Cantique de Jean Racine, for 4-part chorus & organ (or orchestra), Op. 11
13. Messe basse, for solo voices, chorus & organ: Kyrie eleison
14. Messe basse, for solo voices, chorus & organ: Sanctus
15. Messe basse, for solo voices, chorus & organ: Benedictus
16. Messe basse, for solo voices, chorus & organ: Agnus Dei

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The third, and most often performed version was for full orchestra and larger choir.
I. Giles
Everything is simply and powerfully expressed.
Chicagoan

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By I. Giles TOP 500 REVIEWER on December 21, 2012
Format: Audio CD
This disc, first issued in 1984, focusses on a recording of the second of three versions Faure made of his Requiem. The first did not include two of the movements and was written for a smaller orchestra without violins, horns or trumpets. The second version from 1893 and recorded here incorporated these extra instruments in a limited but telling way and also included the Offertoire and Libera Me missing from the first version. The third, and most often performed version was for full orchestra and larger choir.

The performance here uses the small orchestra as required by Faure and this is matched by a small choir of very great purity of tone. The horns have a small but vital role in the climax to the Libera me. This is far more effective than in many more opulent versions simply because of the contrast created between so little and then relatively so much. The important treble solo in the Pie Jesu is taken by solo soprano Caroline Ashton who sings with such a clarity that it is very hard to imagine that she is not a treble of great tonal quality and surety. The baritone soloist, Stephen Varcoe, sings his solo well.

The Cantique de Jean Racine is an early work of Faure written when he was just 20 winning him first prize in a competition. It has justifiably remained popular ever since. The remaining works on the disc are of similar quality but it will be for the Requiem that this disc is chosen.

I would suggest that, like John Rutter believes, this is the finest of the three settings created by Faure. As such it has strong claims on collectors and this is one of the finest performances of that setting made. The recording portrays its ethereal quality perfectly. A sublime disc in every way.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Chicagoan on June 28, 2011
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The first time I heard this, I was crying tears. It is rare that a particular recording moves me this deeply. The choir has a fine-blended, unified, "pure" tone. John Rutter knows how to shape the phrases and lead the choir. Everything is simply and powerfully expressed. Highly recommended.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By K. Sido on July 14, 2012
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I have over a half-dozen CDs of the Faure Requiem. Not one matches this beauty of this one. Rutter has a sense of tempo that others fail with their ponderous dirges. If you are looking for the Faure Requiem, you've found it here!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By DJ on July 17, 2011
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This classic piece is made even better by excellent direction and professional musicianship. And ImportCDs is a good company to buy from.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Lee on February 25, 2011
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This is a marvelous recording of the Faure' Requiem which I probably play daily. It is moving, inspirtational, never better done.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bacchus on April 2, 2013
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I first heard this recording when it first appeared in 1984 and was a pioneering account because it was the first recording of the 1893 chamber orchestra edition which John Rutter had rediscovered in the Bibliotech National in Paris.

The version of the Requiem that most people had hitherto heard was the full orchestral version in 1900, that was probably undertaken by Jean Roger-Ducasse, one of Faure's pupils. This final version had 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 3 trombones and a full complement of violins, which were not in the 1893 version on this recording. Instead of massed violins, there is a solitary violin in the 1893 orchestration.

The effect of listening to this version is a bit like listening to Handel's Messiah on original instruments. There is not the same bassiness of sound or portentous weight but something much more airy and intimate, just listen to the soaring solo violin passage in the Sanctus played an octave higher than in the usual version. There is weightiness in the Libera Me section and gorgeous horn sonorities in the Agnus Dei. It was so relevatory that Gramophone Magazine made it a record of the year when it first came out.

28 years on, how does it stand up? I have enjoyed hearing this recording again but on reflection, I do find it sounds rather too 'English' in presentation and I longed to hear some more bite. I think this is a very correct, very musical performance but I do want to hear more engagement with the material. The soprano soloist Caroline Ashton sounds sweetly choirboyish and the baritone, Stephen Varcoe's voice is a little grey. However, I think it was a very worthwhile venture and I am sure that there are other recordings of this version of the Requiem that have been recorded.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Manning-Warder on May 1, 2013
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My choir is preforming this music next week and this was the very best rendition of the Faure:Requiem that I found on Amazon.
after listening to all the various samples of the different cds, this one had the sweetest sound, in my opinion.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By church lady on September 26, 2011
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This was purchased to please a retired nun who cares for an even older person. She had asked if we had knowledge of its availability. We searched on Amazon & miracles happen through Amazon! Several offerings were found, we chose two, this was one of them. We received the order so quickly that we didn't even have to tell her that we located this title...we just wrapped & gave it to her. She was delighted & thanked us several times so far. I didn't listen to it, not my style...but it certainly soothed her!
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