The Grande Messe des morts (or Requiem), Op. 5, by Hector Berlioz was composed in 1837. The Grande Messe des Morts is one of Berlioz's best-known works, with a tremendous orchestration of woodwind and brass instruments, including four antiphonal offstage brass ensembles. The work derives its text from the traditional Latin Requiem Mass. It has a duration of approximately ninety minutes, although there are faster recordings of under seventy-five minutes.
Performances & Interviews
- Berlioz: Requiemhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zt9f5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01zt9f5.jpg2014-07-11T14:20:00.000ZIn today's Proms Music Guide, Suzy Klein talks about Berlioz's Requiem.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p022nhnl
Berlioz: RequiemIn today's Proms Music Guide, Suzy Klein talks about Berlioz's Requiem.