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Maurice Duruflé: Requiem; Quatre Motets
Maurice Durufle, Matthew Best, English Chamber Orchestra
Maurice Duruflé: Requiem; Quatre Motets
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Maurice Durufle, Matthew Best, English Chamber Orchestra, Ann Murray, Thomas Trotter, Mary Seers, Thomas Allen
Title: Maurice Duruflé: Requiem; Quatre Motets
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hyperion UK
Release Date: 10/26/1992
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Styles: Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Early Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 034571161914

CD Reviews

A perfect recording of a beautiful piece
David Robinson | Oakland, CA United States | 09/05/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Once you've got the Faure requiem under your belt, this is the one to tackle. "The De Ruffle" as it's known in church choirs comes in three flavors: Full orchestra, organ only and small orchestra with organ. This recording takes the latter approach and Thomas Trotter's organ playing makes the disk. He manages a great expressive range and keeps the pace going so there is great tension and excitement. Beautiful."
Durufle would be impressed...
Nicholas McWhirter | Dallas, Texas USA | 07/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The best way to listen to this recording is to lay the CD in the tray, press , and sit back for about an hour to experience the closest thing to heaven there is on earth. I have never heard a more perfect blend of chorus, orchestra & organ... the three things which, combined, have the potential to create an unbelievable roar... but here, are able to produce the softest most delicate pianissimo - barely registering on the microphones. Sopranos have absolutely NO vibrato (a definite PLUS!) giving the chant-inspired melodies a crisp, clean presence.Durufle's harmonic language demands repeat listening so that one can absorb the rich colors and complex counterpoint - I hear something new every time. ... and I must disagree with a previous comment regarding the "Pie Jesu". The performance is as dark and rich as the finest chocolate. Enjoy this jewel. Highly recommended."
This CD is no Joke!
Christopher Murphy | Ocean City MD | 02/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have to say. I'm 22 years old and I've owned this cd for about 2 in a half years. This is still by far the most special and the most touching CD I have ever owned and listened to. A few nights ago, I listened to it and by the time it was at the end of the Agnus Dei, I was just in tears. Its a very personal and intimate experience. Just make sure you have a quality system so you can listen out for all the sublties in this piece. It has many. This definetely should be up for some awards! BUY THIS CD!!!!!"