Debussy - Nocturnes; Durufle - Requiem | Linn CKD623

Debussy - Nocturnes; Durufle - Requiem

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Label: Linn

Cat No: CKD623

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 13th September 2019

Contents

Artists

Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano)
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Conductor

Robin Ticciati

Works

Debussy, Claude

Nocturnes (3)

Durufle, Maurice

Requiem, op.9

Artists

Magdalena Kozena (mezzo-soprano)
Rundfunkchor Berlin
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin

Conductor

Robin Ticciati

About

Released to coincide with his third season as Music Director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Robin Ticciati has forged a close and highly successful partnership with his orchestra. This, his fourth recording with DSO Berlin, continues his series of music by French composers (Debussy, Fauré, Ravel, Duparc) with a significant move into choral music: the Duruflé Requiem. Ticciati is joined by mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená, who has performed Debussy’s Ariettes oubliées and Duparc songs on previous DSO recordings, and the Grammy award-winning Rundfunkchor Berlin.

Written in response to Fauré’s own Requiem and with Debussy’s influence paramount, Duruflé created one of the most significant sacred works of the twentieth century. Ticciati describes this masterpiece as “a balm for the soul, a score filled with tremendous hope and peaceful searching”. Most typically recorded with organ accompaniment, Ticciati has chosen to record Duruflé’s own orchestrated version which allows the conductor to create a unique blend of choral and orchestral colours recalling the sound-world of Debussy and the Impressionists. Fittingly the programme also includes Debussy’s Nocturnes, a welcome addition following the critically-acclaimed reception of Ticciati’s recording of La Mer.

Robin Ticciati has been Music Director of the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin since 2017 and Music Director of the Glyndebourne Festival Opera since 2014. He was Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra from 2009 to 2018. Guest-conducting highlights include concerts with the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Budapest Festival Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Staatskapelle Dresden.

For more than 70 years the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin has distinguished itself as one of Germany's leading orchestras. The DSO Berlin is also in demand worldwide with many awardwinning recordings including a 2011 Grammy Award.

“Duruflé’s Requiem was transcendent…Ticciati paced the performance perfectly.” – The Guardian

“Robin Ticciati is one of his generation’s top conductors.” – Politiken

“...this certainly whets the appetite for future releases from Robin Ticciati with the DSO Berlin.” – MusicWeb International

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