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Requiem / Grande symphonie funèbre et triomphale

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Disc: 1
1. Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), for tenor, chorus & orchestra, H. 75 (Op. 5): No. 1. Requiem - Kyrie
2. Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), for tenor, chorus & orchestra, H. 75 (Op. 5): No. 2. Dies irae -
3. Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), for tenor, chorus & orchestra, H. 75 (Op. 5): No. 2. Tuba mirum
4. Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), for tenor, chorus & orchestra, H. 75 (Op. 5): No. 3. Quid sum miser
5. Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), for tenor, chorus & orchestra, H. 75 (Op. 5): No. 4. Rex tremendae
6. Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), for tenor, chorus & orchestra, H. 75 (Op. 5): No. 5. Quaerens me
7. Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), for tenor, chorus & orchestra, H. 75 (Op. 5): No. 6. Lacrymosa
8. Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), for tenor, chorus & orchestra, H. 75 (Op. 5): No. 7. Domine Jesu Christe
9. Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), for tenor, chorus & orchestra, H. 75 (Op. 5): No. 8. Hostias
Disc: 2
1. Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), for tenor, chorus & orchestra, H. 75 (Op. 5): No. 9. Sanctus
2. Requiem (Grande Messe des morts), for tenor, chorus & orchestra, H. 75 (Op. 5): No. 10. Agnus Dei

Product Details

  • Composer: Hector Berlioz
  • Audio CD (March 13, 2007)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Philips
  • ASIN: B000GYHZ6M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,386 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Samuel Stephens on October 18, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Here is reissued the recording that got me to love Berlioz's music. For a long time now I have sought after this recording (before I had only borrowed it from the library), and finally here it is once again.
It contains two extraordinary Berlioz works. The first is, of course, the monumental Requiem. And here monumental is not merely an accolade, it is reality. What we have here sonically is an earth-shattering performance that makes you realize that Berlioz REALLY MEANT what he said. But the earth-shattering scenarios weren't Berlioz's only concern. His quiet moments are as dominent, such as the Quid sum miser, which Schumann says brought tears to his eyes.
The other great work on here is Berlioz's OTHER Symphonie F. The Grande Symphonie funebre et triomphale. It was written for French Military band, so if you find the pervasive mood to be 'marchful'...well yes, exactly. Wagner once said that to hear this symphony, one should feel proud to be a frenchman. Well yes, exactly.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Joe Anthony on January 15, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Some people may think that the conductor Colin Davis is boring, but I find his approach to Berlioz quite appropriate. Although some conductors (like, say, Leonard Bernstein) may want to really give Berlioz "the works" as the strive to play up the composers wildly imaginative music; what should also be preserved is Berlioz' more sophisticated and delicate side. Berlioz is easy to overplay. Davis' method of understatement does the music justice in that it allows the simple and organic beauty of the Requiem to be heard. Yes, Berlioz was a powerful Romantic, but also something of a classicist with some French polish.

The Requiem itself is a wonderful piece of music, as whatever recording you obtain of it will probably reveal. It is, first of all a very, very, long work that keeps the listener interested through profound solemness, as well as, thoughtful creativity. The second to last movement with tenor solo is quite moving. As the soloist sings "santos", the crashing cymbals gently accentuate. The final movement is also quite mesmerizing as the orchestra lovingly modulates and creates a trance-like atmosphere. It is indeed a moving experience-and I am not much a fan of most requiems!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Transfigured Knight on January 19, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Sir Colin Davis is known for his Berlioz recordings by fans and critics alike. This, to my knowledge, is Davis' only recording Berlioz's "Requiem" and what a fine one it is!

I have three other versions of this requiem: Munch's on RCA, Spano's and Shaw's both on Telarc. I have heard all four versions I own and have done some comparisons. One thing remarkably clear in Davis' recording is his incredible ear for the innerworkings of the structure and how to bring out the darker elements of the composition. The choral singing is outstanding quite possibly some of the best I've heard on any recording. The orchestral accompaniment is also evenly paced, well-balanced, and powerful when it needs to be. The London Symphony Orchestra also plays great.

Another bonus for me is Philips warm analog sound. I own many (and I do mean many) Philips recordings and they always have such great warmth and clarity. This recording is no different.

The performance of "Symphony Funebre et Triomphale" is also very good and I have actually already heard this performance in this set: Berlioz: Complete Orchestral Works, which is now sadly out-of-print.

This is the greatest recording I've heard of the very difficult to play and sing "Requiem." I'm still on the lookout for a more superior recording, but I have yet to find one. Highly recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Liu Jianying on November 22, 2010
Format: Audio CD
The Requiem Op.5 is one of Berlioz's greatest works and its performance demands luxuriously a large scale orchestra, a boys' choir, a huge chorus and a tenor (in IX Sanctus). The array is no less enormous than Mahler's symphony No.8 requires.

Simply speaking, Sir Colin Davis and LSO ensure an excellent Berlioz performance. This splendid Requiem recording of 1969, like other Berlioz discs from LSO under the baton of Davis, can be rated first class in terms of all aspects. Davis's unique reading is as charming as before, especially at chorus sections. The original recording keeps high level of Philips and the CD transfer is also well done.

Colin Davis ranks absolutely among greatest Berlioz exponents. This Requiem interpretation stands undoubtedly along with those legendary performances from Charles Munch and Sir Thomas Beecham.

Highly recommended!
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By OperaOnline.us on July 23, 2007
Format: Audio CD
The works of Hector Berlioz are always exciting and are worthy of presentation on a grand scale. From his operas to his larger symphonic pieces there is always a sense of vastness in the orchestra and grandeur in the pieces themselves. There is no exception in these two works on the latest Philips label, The "Requiem" is a beautiful piece with sounds that remind us of "Les Troyens." There is a huge amount of ground covered throughout this ambitious work. Berlioz at one time thought it would be used for the anniversary of the death of Napoleon. He wrote the piece for a large (very large) orchestra and huge chorus to convey the somberness of the anticipated occasion. Throughout the disc you can hear the beauty and brilliance of his thought lines as well as appreciate how he wanted to move toward the conclusion. The same level of attention to detail contained in the "requiem" is, in this writer's opinion, ioncorporated in the structure of the Symphony, giving the overall offering a thematic quality that I found appealing. The disc released by Philips is of a 1970 recording conducted by Sir Colin Davis, leading the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. Davis keeps the tempo tight and moves the two pieces at a pace that is enjoyable without dragging. The "Requiem" alone is almost an hour-and-a half. Like Verdi's piece of the same name this "Requiem" almost becomes an opera unto itself. As a fan of Berlioz' operatic works I enjoyed this disc and highly recommend it. (JG) This review appeared at OperaOnline.us
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