Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Alan Titus, Recorded Sound, Gabriel Faure|
Fauré: Requiem; Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms [Live]
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
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David S. Curtis | Boston, Mass. | 06/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
Celibidache held the idea that recordings missed the spirit of music making. He avoided studio recording and I believe that while he lived, he refused to have any of his live recordings released.
Since his death in 1996, EMI and DG have released numerous live recordings with the Munich and Stuttgard Orchestras. These releases have been done with the approval of his son and in support of The Celibache Foundation.
The Faure Requiem is excelllent. Vocal parts are clear and distinct. I do not know if this conductor had some experience in opera, but the chorus and ochestra work well together. As fine a recording of the Faure as the Ozawa/BSO recording of some years back.
If you're new to Celibidahe and want more, try his Verdi Requiem, his Bruckner Symphonies. One word of warning. There are lots of obscure label Celibidache recordings available. Many of them are performances taped off the radio in the late forties or early fifties. These should be avoided as the fidelity is awful."