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Philips 50 - Fauré: Requiem, Etc / Ameling, Kruysen, Et Al

Release Date: 12/18/2000 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 464701   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Elly AmelingBernard KruysenDaniel ChorzempaJill Gomez
Conductor:  Jean FournetDavid Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic OrchestraNetherlands Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

[V]enerable recordings... [A]n idiomatic reading of the Requiem in its full-orchestra garb, with Ameling in top form in the Pie Jesu and strong contributions by Kruysen in his two appearances. Fournet is reverential, but neither lachrymose nor pretentious. There may be better versions available, but Fournet's certainly conveys the essence of Faure's "lullaby of death." Similarly, his Pavane, played without chorus, is admirably straightforward. The highlight of the disc, however, is Zinman's expanded Pelleas et Mélisande suite. Zinman plays six numbers instead of the usual four, including Mélisande's song, "The king's three blind daughters," radiantly sung by Jill Gomez (curiously, in English).
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Works on This Recording

Requiem, Op. 48 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Elly Ameling (Soprano), Bernard Kruysen (Baritone), Daniel Chorzempa (Organ)
Conductor:  Jean Fournet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra,  Netherlands Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1890; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1975 
Venue:  De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 34 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Pavane, Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor:  Jean Fournet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; France 
Date of Recording: 03/1975 
Venue:  De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op. 80: Suite by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jill Gomez (Soprano)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; France 
Date of Recording: 11/1979 
Venue:  De Doelen, Rotterdam, Netherlands 
Length: 20 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 

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
Pavane, Op.50
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: 1. Prelude
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: 2. Andantino quasi allegretto
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: 3. Lento (The King's Three Blind Daughters)
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: 4. Sicilienne
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: 5. Andante
Pelléas et Mélisande, Op.80: 6. Molto adagio

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