Saturday, October 08, 2011

Fauré: Requiem etc
By Andrew Clark
Oktober 8, 2011

Conductor Paavo Järvi with his French orchestra

Paavo Järvi proves a surprisingly effective interpreter of the Requiem. His French orchestra and chorus lend the ‘Sanctus’ and ‘In Paradisum’ an appropriate air of mystic transcendence, and Matthias Goerne dignifies the ‘Libera me’. A countertenor may not be everyone’s choice for the ‘Pie Jesu’, but you can’t fault Philippe Jaroussky for purity. The disc includes four shorter works, including the Cantique de Jean Racine.


Requiem etc

Paavo Järvi

(Virgin Classics)

4 stars

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