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Cherubini: Requiem a la memoire de Louis XVI; Plantade: Messe des morts a la memoire de Marie-Antoinette / Niquet

Cherubini / Le Concert Spirituel / Niquet
Release Date: 10/28/2016 
Label:  Alpha Productions   Catalog #: 251   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Luigi CherubiniCharles-Henri Plantade
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Herve Niquet brings together two posthumous tributes to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette for the first time, with Charles-Henri Plantade's Requiem making its recording debut.

Both this work and the Cherubini Requiem cast fascinating reflections on the music of the past as well as offering intimations of the future. The Cherubini is monumental in conception, symphonic in style, befitting its commissioned purpose.

Niquet brings fresh artistry and specifically French authority honed over decades with Le Concert Spirituel to both works.
Herve Niquet brings together two posthumous tributes to Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette for the first time, with Charles-Henri Plantade's Requiem making its recording debut.

Both this work and the Cherubini Requiem cast fascinating reflections on the music of the past as well as offering intimations of the future. The Cherubini is monumental in conception, symphonic in style, befitting its commissioned purpose.

Niquet brings fresh artistry and specifically French authority honed over decades with Le Concert Spirituel to both works. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Requiem No.1 (ŕ la mémoire de Louis XVI), for chorus & orchestra in C minor by Luigi Cherubini
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816 
Venue:  Chapelle royale du Château de Versailles 
Length: 15 Minutes 32 Secs. 
2.
Messe des Morts, for chorus & orchestra in D minor ("A La Mémoire de Marie-Antoinette") by Charles-Henri Plantade
Conductor:  Hervé Niquet
Period: Classical 
Venue:  Chapelle royale du Château de Versailles 
Length: 30 Minutes 37 Secs. 

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