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In Paradisum - Fauré, Duruflé / Chung, Bartoli, Terfel


Release Date: 05/11/1999 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 459365   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Gabriel FauréMaurice Duruflé
Performer:  Cecilia BartoliBryn TerfelDaniele Rossi
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome ChorusSanta Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It makes an apt and generous coupling to have the Faure Requiem alongside the closely related Durufle work. Though soloists appear in only six out of 16 movements in all, having star singers certainly adds to the attractions, when both Cecilia Bartoli and Bryn Terfel sing with fervour, bringing out the word-meaning dramatically to defy any idea that these are just sweetly reflective pieces. That is particularly true of the Durufle performance, where in the third movement, ‘Domine Jesu Christe’, and again in the ‘Dies illa’ section of the ‘Libera me’, Terfel finds an element of violence, apt for the words, matched by the urgency, wildness even, of Chung’s conducting at such points.

-- Gramophone [3/1999]
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Chung certainly makes the most of whatever operatic possibilities exist in both Fauré's and Duruflé's Requiems—more so than any other versions that come immediately to mind. The dynamic contrasts are symptomatic of his approach—surely the timpani have never been more prominent in Duruflé's Libera me—but it is Chung's meticulous shaping of virtually every moment of the two works that underlines the theatricality and overt emotionalism of his interpretations.

-- George Chien, FANFARE [9/1999]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Requiem, Op. 48 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Baritone), Daniele Rossi (Organ)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  Via Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 37 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Ver: 1900 
2.
Requiem, Op. 9 by Maurice Duruflé
Performer:  Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano), Bryn Terfel (Baritone), Daniele Rossi (Organ)
Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Chorus,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1998 
Venue:  Via Conciliazione Auditorium, Rome 
Length: 38 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: Latin 

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
Requiem: Introït
Requiem: Kyrie
Requiem: Domine Jesu Christe
Requiem: Sanctus
Requiem: Pie Jesu
Requiem: Agnus Dei
Requiem: Lux Aeterna
Requiem: Libera me
Requiem: In paradisum

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