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Cherubini: Requiem in C Minor / Grunert, Philharmonisches Orchester Altenburg-Gera


Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Rondeau Productions   Catalog #: 6142  
Composer:  Luigi Cherubini
Performer:  Akiho TsujiiMartin LattkePaul Kroeger
Conductor:  Matthias Grünert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonisches Orchester Altenburg GeraDresden Frauenkirche Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Beethoven praised him as "one of the greatest dramatic composers”: Luigi Cherubini is one the musical stars of the 18th and 19th centuries whose timbre-rich Requiem in C minor was particularly esteemed by his contemporaries. Cherubini in turn was an admirer of Joseph Haydn’s music. He was deeply shocked when he learned of Haydn’s death and worked through his grief in his touching Chant sur la Mort de Joseph Haydn. But like today, rumors and facts back in 1805 were hard to distinguish from each other: one can only imagine how Cherubini must have reacted when he found out that Haydn was still feeling quite well at this time. With his powerful funeral music, Cherubini wrote music history, and yet many of these wonderful works are only now Read more being edited. With the support of the International Cherubini Society, the Dresden Frauenkirche Chamber Choir and the Philharmonic Orchestra Altenburg-Gera under the direction of Matthias Grunert, cantor of the Frauenkirche, have selected the most moving works of Luigi Cherubini’s rich creative output in order to create a portrait one of the greatest dramatic composers. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Funeral March by Luigi Cherubini
Conductor:  Matthias Grünert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonisches Orchester Altenburg Gera
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; France 
2.
Dirge on the death of Joseph Haydn by Luigi Cherubini
Performer:  Akiho Tsujii (Soprano), Martin Lattke (Tenor), Paul Kroeger (Tenor)
Conductor:  Matthias Grünert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonisches Orchester Altenburg Gera
Period: Classical 
Written: 1805; France 
3.
Requiem in C minor by Luigi Cherubini
Conductor:  Matthias Grünert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Frauenkirche Chamber Choir,  Philharmonisches Orchester Altenburg Gera
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; France 

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