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Fauré: Sacred Perfection

Donald Macleod follows Faure's footsteps into the ever-controversial Parisian church of La Madeleine, inspiration for what would become his greatest masterpiece, the Requiem.

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.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Mazurka op.32

    Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)

    • HYPERION: CDA66911.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Après un Rêve

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

    • VIRGIN: VC5453602.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Clair de Lune

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

    • VIRGIN: VC5453602.
  • 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.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Mazurka op.32

    Performer: Kathryn Stott (Piano)

    • HYPERION: CDA66911.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Après un Rêve

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

    • VIRGIN: VC5453602.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Clair de Lune

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

    • VIRGIN: VC5453602.
  • 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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