Requiem Gabriel Fauré

Requiem Gabriel Fauré

EPRC 0015 HERVÉ NIQUET - FLEMISH RADIO CHOIR - BRUSSELS PHILHARMONIC SOLOISTS

Over the last 500 years, man’s mortality has inspired a genre of unsurpassed profoundness: whether conveying fear of death, hope of life after death, or just solace for those who stay behind, the Requiem is at once the rawest and most comforting musical embodiment of the fact that life on earth is finite. On a series of five CDs, acclaimed conductor Hervé Niquet leads the Flemish Radio Choir in new recordings of iconic Requiems (by Brahms or Mozart), but he also delves into unjustly neglected music for the departed, such as the masses by Maurice Duruflé (1947) or Alfred Desenclos (1963). The most imminent release in the series features the well-known Messe de Requiem by Gabriel Fauré (1888), which – recorded in the original chamber version with soloists of the Brussels Philharmonic – bears heart-warming testimony to Fauré’s desire to write “a lullaby of death, an aspiration towards happiness above, rather than a painful experience”. Though nothing comes easier than eternal rest after Fauré’s lament, Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms – which will be the second instalment in the series – is worth a little longer sojourn on earth…



Tracklist

1. Messe de Requiem Op. 48 (1877 - 1893) I. Introitus – Kyrie (05:51) - G. Fauré
2. Messe de Requiem Op. 48 (1877 - 1893) II. Offertorium (05:56) - G. Fauré
3. Messe de Requiem Op. 48 (1877 - 1893) III. Sanctus (03:04) - G. Fauré
4. Messe de Requiem Op. 48 (1877 - 1893) IV. Pie Jesu (03:00) - G. Fauré
5. Messe de Requiem Op. 48 (1877 - 1893) V. Agnus Dei (05:07) - G. Fauré
6. Messe de Requiem Op. 48 (1877 - 1893) VI. Libera Me (04:28) - G. Fauré
7. Messe de Requiem Op. 48 (1877 - 1893) VII. In Paradisum (03:14) - G. Fauré
8. Ave Verum (1853) (03:14) - G. Fauré
9. Les sept paroles du Christ sur la croix (1855) Prologue (03:32) - G. Fauré
10. Les sept paroles du Christ sur la croix (1855) I. Præter euntes (02:16) - G. Fauré
11. Les sept paroles du Christ sur la croix (1855) II. Unus autem (02:33) - G. Fauré
12. Les sept paroles du Christ sur la croix (1855) III. Cum vidisset (02:05) - G. Fauré
13. Les sept paroles du Christ sur la croix (1855) IV. Tenebræ factæ sunt (03:46) - G. Fauré
14. Les sept paroles du Christ sur la croix (1855) V. Postea sciens Jesus (01:45) - G. Fauré
15. Les sept paroles du Christ sur la croix (1855) VI. Vas ergo erat (02:12) - G. Fauré
16. Les sept paroles du Christ sur la croix (1855) VII. Pater, in manus tuas (01:51) - G. Fauré

Requiem Gabriel Fauré