Berlioz - Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem) (Deluxe Edition C...

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Berlioz - Grande Messe des Morts (Requiem) (Deluxe Edition C...

John Nelson, Michael Spyres (tenor), London Philharmonic Choir, Philharmonia Chorus, Philh...

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What an extraordinary work is Berlioz’s Grande Messe des morts! Composed in 1837 – just ten years after the death of Beethoven – it is a daring exploration of the themes of pain, loss and consolation, but also of sonority, texture and space (both musical and physical), that could only have come from the pen of the iconoclastic young Frenchman. Despite the scale of forces involved (at least 400 musicians and singers are required, including 100 strings, ten timpanists and four spatially ... read more

What an extraordinary work is Berlioz’s Grande Messe des morts! Composed in 1837 – just ten years after the death of Beethoven – it is a daring exploration of the themes of pain, loss and consolation, but also of sonority, te... read more

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