Gossec's Grande Messe des Morts
Penny Gore introduces a complete performance of Gossec's Grande Messe des Morts given by Les Siecles and conductor Francois-Xavier Roth in Vienna in 2016.
Penny Gore introduces a complete performance of François-Joseph Gossec's Grande Messe des Morts recorded in Vienna last year. It's performed by Wiener Singakademie with Les Siècles and conducted by François-Xavier Roth.
Gossec was an important influence on in 19th century France, developing the symphonic form and later writing music for the Revolutionary regimes. This large scale work, written in 1760, is said to have have been a precursor to the later Requiem composed by Berlioz.
Grande Messe des morts
Chantal Santon-Jeffrey (soprano)
Anaik More (mezzo-soprano)
Pascal Bourgeois (tenor)
Jean-Marc Salzmann (baritone)
François-Xavier Roth (conductor).