Faure: Requiem & Other Choral Music / Rutter, Cambridge Singers

Release Date: 9/14/2010
Label: Collegium
Catalog Number: CSCD520
Composer: Gabriel Fauré
Conductor: John Rutter
Number of Discs: 1

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$11.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
...Rutter distils even more drama from dynamic contrasts than Dutoit, the balance between voices and instruments in his performance sounds natural, not carefully achieved, his boyish-sounding sopranos (above all the touchingly ethereal Caroline Ashton in the Pie Jesu) seem as incontrovertibly right for the colour of this work as the solitary, silvery violin that the Rutter edition employs in the Sanctus... [F]or truth to Faure's luminous conception Rutter's version is still unapproached, and it still heads my list.

-- Michael Oliver, Gramophone [1/1989]
Works on This Recording
1. Requiem, Op. 48 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor: John Rutter
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887-1890 ; France
2. Ave Maria in A flat major, Op. 67 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor: John Rutter
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894-1895 ; France
3. Maria Mater gratiae, Op. 47 no 2 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor: John Rutter
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; France
4. Cantique de Jean Racine, Op. 11 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor: John Rutter
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865 ; France
5. Messe basse by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor: John Rutter
Period: Romantic
Written: 1882/1906 ; France
6. Offertoires (2) for vocal soloists, chorus & organ, Op. 65 by Gabriel Fauré
Conductor: John Rutter
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ;
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