Faure - Requiem / J S Bach - Partitas, Chorales & Chaconne | LSO Live LSO0728

Faure - Requiem / J S Bach - Partitas, Chorales & Chaconne

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Label: LSO Live

Cat No: LSO0728

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 5th November 2012

Contents

Artists

Gordan Nikolitch (violin)
Grace Davidson (soprano)
William Gaunt (baritone)
Tenebrae
London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Nigel Short

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Partita for solo violin no.2 in D minor, BWV1004

Faure, Gabriel

Requiem, op.48

Artists

Gordan Nikolitch (violin)
Grace Davidson (soprano)
William Gaunt (baritone)
Tenebrae
London Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Nigel Short

About

LSO Live is delighted to renew its relationship with the magnificent Tenebrae choir, whose previous recordings on the label have included Berlioz’ 'L’enfance du Christ' and Handel’s 'Messiah'.

As part of the 2011 City of London Festival, Tenebrae joined an ensemble from the LSO at St Paul’s Cathedral for a performance of the Fauré Requiem, preceded by a selection of Bach’s Chorales interspersed with Partitas performed by Gordan Nikolitch, leader of the LSO.

The centrepiece of the programme was Helga Thoene’s remarkable arrangement of Bach’s choral themes with solo violin. The performance was restaged in May 2012 in the sublime acoustic of the Church of St Giles Cripplegate and recorded by LSO Live.

The Fauré Requiem in D minor exists in three different versions, the John Rutter edition for chamber orchestra being performed here.

"no matter where you sat it was impossible not to be uplifted … Hard to decide who was the most eloquent, [Gordan] Nikolitch or the tender voices of Tenebrae, conducted by Nigel Short" - The Times
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