Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48 - Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner

Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner

  • Genre: Classical
  • Release Date: 1995-01-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 11

  • ℗ 1995 Universal International Music B.V.

Tracks

Title Artist Time
1
Requiem, Op. 48: I. Introitus. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, John Birch, Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 6:45 USD 1.29
2
Requiem, Op. 48: II. Offertori Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, John Birch & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 8:04 USD 1.29
3
Requiem, Op. 48: III. Sanctus Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, Sir Neville Marriner, John Birch & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 3:12 USD 1.29
4
Requiem, Op. 48: IV. Pie Jesu Sylvia McNair, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & John Birch 4:19 USD 1.29
5
Requiem, Op. 48: V. Agnus Dei Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, John Birch, Sir Neville Marriner & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 5:37 USD 1.29
6
Requiem, Op. 48: VI. Libera Me Sir Thomas Allen, Sir Neville Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, John Birch & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 4:28 USD 1.29
7
Requiem, Op. 48: VII. In Parad Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chorus, Sir Neville Marriner, John Birch & Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 3:06 USD 1.29
8
Pavane, Op. 50 Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner 6:41 USD 1.29
9
Choral sur le Nom de Gabriel F Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner 2:04 USD 1.29
10
In Memoriam Gabriel Fauré: II Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner 3:50 USD 1.29
11
Pavane pour une infante défun Academy of St. Martin in the Fields & Sir Neville Marriner 6:28 USD 1.29

Reviews

  • Unfortunately there is some crackling.

    3
    By semize
    Some of the more loud and complex moments crackle a bit, quite annoying. 100% positive it is not my speakers, tested it out on several audio systems. Otherwise great rendition, though I'll be honest and say I'm not much of an aficionado of choral music, let alone classical. I picked this up to listen to the requiem before seeing it live in concert and all I can say is it has made me greatly look forward to this Saturday.
  • A Lovely Reading

    4
    By brmerrick
    With the immense popularity of Fauré's Requiem, you would think it would be easier to find a great recording of it. Sadly, that is not the case. However, this is a good recording to own, so if you're tired of looking, you'll want to look at this one. With all of their practice over the years playing light, sophisticated music à la Mozart, The Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields under Marriner are poised to play this pastoral work with the right touch, and they do. The choir knows how to blend, and the orchestra knows how to keep it light and airy. I'm not sure what the reasoning was behind placing the soprano further from the front (as it sounds here, anyway), and I disagree with the faster tempo during the In Paradisum at the end, but then again, the soprano sings the Pie Jesu beautifully, and no matter the tempo, the ending is beautiful as well. To entice the listener further, this recording includes a very pretty playing of Fauré's Pavane, as well as Ravel's. At long last, my search for a fine recording of this piece is over, and I too can rest. Finally.
  • POOR AUDIO QUALITY

    2
    By Billy Dagwood
    Never mind any artistic issues...this recording is FULL OF TICKS. This music is very good and well worth buying, but do yourself a favor and get a different copy.
  • Hauntingly Ethereal

    5
    By mthrdolores
    Sylvia McNair's interpretation of Pie Jesu was hauntingly ethereal and exquisite. Never have I heard it more beautifully performed.
  • Perfection in music

    5
    By ChrisW774
    As usual, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields does it again. A most impressive group, I'm happy to say that I am an avid patron of their music. Sir Neville Marriner is among one of my favorite conductors because of this group. It is difficult to interpret classical music and this album is an exquisite representation of what real talent can do.
  • The Academy Does It Again - Bravo!

    5
    By Christopher-Le Connaisseur
    What we, or at least I, always expect from Sir Neville and this firmly established ensemble; angelic perfection. As usual, the Academy nails it, again. Tempos spot on, excellent phrasing, great recording quality, no pushing sentimentality... just real clean artistry, with soul. I can only imagine that the music was (or is) played as written. Somewhere Fauré, Ravel, and others, are all smiling.
  • wonderful

    5
    By Nbeap
    The best writen Requiem ever. Beats Mozart's in a heartbeat. The "Pie Jesu" is one of the best preformances i've heard! Thank you iTunes!!

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