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Fauré: Sacred Perfection

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Tuesday 29 June 2010

Donald Macleod follows the composer's footsteps into the ever-controversial Parisian church of La Madeleine, adopted by Napoleon as tribute to the Revolution, and with architectural qualities halfway between cathedral and grand railway station. Nonetheless the building inspired Fauré to create his greatest masterpiece, his Requiem, written for the funeral of a Parisian architect.

Music Played

8 items
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    Gabriel Fauré Mazurka op.32

    Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)

    HYPERION: CDA66911

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    Gabriel Fauré Après un Rêve

    Performer: Veronique Gens (Soprano) Performer: Roger Vignoles (Piano)

    VIRGIN: VC5453602

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    Gabriel Fauré Clair de Lune

    Performer: Veronique Gens (Soprano) Performer: Roger Vignoles (Piano)

    VIRGIN: VC5453602

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    Gabriel Fauré Requiem (La Madeleine version)

    Performer: Agnès Mellon (Soprano), Performer: Peter Kooy (Baritone), Performer: La Chapelle Royale, Performer: Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Louis, Performer: Ensemble Musique Oblique, Performer: Philippe Herreweghe (Conductor)

    HARMONIA MUNDI: HMD941292

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré

    Gabriel Fauré Mazurka op.32

    Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)

    HYPERION: CDA66911

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré

    Gabriel Fauré Après un Rêve

    Performer: Veronique Gens (Soprano) Performer: Roger Vignoles (Piano)

    VIRGIN: VC5453602

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré

    Gabriel Fauré Clair de Lune

    Performer: Veronique Gens (Soprano) Performer: Roger Vignoles (Piano)

    VIRGIN: VC5453602

  • Image for Gabriel Fauré

    Gabriel Fauré Requiem (La Madeleine version)

    Performer: Agnès Mellon (Soprano), Performer: Peter Kooy (Baritone), Performer: La Chapelle Royale, Performer: Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint-Louis, Performer: Ensemble Musique Oblique, Performer: Philippe Herreweghe (Conductor)

    HARMONIA MUNDI: HMD941292

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