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Fauré: Requiem / Dutoit, Te Kanawa, Milnes, Et Al


Release Date: 10/25/1990 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 421440   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te KanawaSherrill Milnes
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony OrchestraMontreal Symphony Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A fine French touch is evident in this collaboration between the Swiss-born conductor Charles Dutoit and his Canadian orchestra. They give a highly polished performance of the standard Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, a reading both suave and supple that is characterized throughout by a remarkable beauty of sound. Emphasizing the idyllic aspect of Fauré’s conception, Dutoit is at his best in the suite’s inner movements. The recording is ideally atmospheric and well detailed, and the coupling with Fauré’s Requiem is the preferred one. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. A fine French touch is evident in this collaboration between the Swiss-born conductor Charles Dutoit and his Canadian orchestra. They give a highly polished performance of the standard Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, a reading both suave and supple that is characterized throughout by a remarkable beauty of sound. Emphasizing the idyllic aspect of Fauré’s conception, Dutoit is at his best in the suite’s inner movements. The recording is ideally atmospheric and well detailed, and the coupling with Fauré’s Requiem is the preferred one. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Requiem, Op. 48 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Sherrill Milnes (Baritone)
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1987 
Language: Latin 
2.
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80: Suite by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1987 
3.
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  Montreal Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1987 
Language: French 

Sound Samples

Requiem, Op.48: 1. Introitus: Requiem aeternam - Kyrie
Requiem, Op.48: 2. Offertorium: Domine Jesu Christe
Requiem, Op.48: 3. Sanctus
Requiem, Op.48: 4. Pie Jesu
Requiem, Op.48: 5. Agnus Dei
Requiem, Op.48: 6. Libera me
Requiem, Op.48: 7. In paradisum
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: 1. Prelude
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: 2. Andantino quasi allegretto
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: 4. Sicilienne
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: 6. Molto adagio
Pavane, Op.50 - for choir and orchestra (1901)

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