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Fauré: Requiem; Bach: Partitas, Chorales & Ciaconna / Tenebrae; Nigel Short, London Symphony Orchestra; Gordan Nikolitch, Grace Davidson, William Gaunt

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St. John's Passion
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 4
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St. Matthew's Passion
>Fauré, Gabriel : Requiem, Op. 48
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

LSO Live is delighted to renew its relationship with the magnificent choir Tenebrae, whose previous recordings on the label have included Berlioz's L'enfance du Christ and Handel's Messiah. As part of the 2011 City of London Festival, Tenebrae joined an ensemble from the LSO at St Paul's Cathedral for a performance of Fauré's Requiem, preceded by a selection of Helga Thoene's fascinating arrangements of Bach's choral music interspersed with his solo Partitas performed by Gordan Nikolitch, leader of the LSO. The performance was restaged in May 2012 in the sublime acoustic of the Church of St Giles Cripplegate and recorded by LSO Live. Fauré's Requiem exists in three different versions, with John Rutter's edition being performed here.

American Record Guide, March / April 2013
The intention is to combine music by Bach that is actually a dedication to his late wife along with Fauré's well known choral farewell. This piece is especially effective and beautifully performed. Grace Davidson has a voice very close to Caroline Ashton's. In sum, an interesting combination, done with impeccable care.

The Observer, 25th November 2012
[The Bach] doesn't quite work, and the sound is uneven, but the experiment is fascinating. Faure's Requiem, sensitively accompanied by the LSO Chamber Ensemble, is warmly performed, at once urgent and serene.

Sunday Times, 16th December 2012
This remarkable, moving disc makes ingenious juxtapositions both vertically and horizontally...It is astonishing to hear the chaconne with the beautifully fitting chorale accompaniment Thoene has arranged.

Gramophone Magazine, January 2013
It is a performance of extreme richness and opulence. Short's marvellously moulded phrases, long-drawn and exquisitely shaped...are vital elements in elevating this performance to the sublime. Not to be downplayed, however, is the exquisite singing of Tenebrae...In short, this is a devastatingly beautiful performance.

BBC Music Magazine, February 2013
The playing of the London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble and their leader Gordon Nikolitch and the singing of Tenebrae and the two soloists are all exemplary. The problems here are not mostly of execution but, on two fronts, of conception...Nikolitch's performances of the four dances from the D minor Partita are riveting.

CD Review, 5th January 2013
The performance of the Faure Requiem is outstanding, and very well recorded... Tenebrae is such an impressive vocal ensemble, and they avoid all the pitfalls of the cool, clean, clear school of chamber choir - full-blooded, passionate engagement with the dots and the texts, and the soloists are excellent as well. I'm pretty sure it's a combination you won't find anywhere else on disc.

MusicWeb International, April 2013
This disc is a profoundly beautiful and supremely effective meditation on the theme of death and mourning...The singing of Tenebrae is marvellous here. Their blend is nothing short of sensational, and they fit the acoustic of St Giles' Cripplegate as though it had been tailor made for them...perhaps the finest recorded performance of the FaurT Requiem I have come across...Short's pacing of the work is masterful throughout.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Giles', Cripplegate, London, England (05/07/2012).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St. John's Passion :: Chorale
  • Conductor: Nigel Short
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 04/07/1724
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
  • Performer: Gordan Nikolic (Violin)
  • Conductor: Nigel Short
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 4 :: Chorale
  • Conductor: Nigel Short
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
  • Performer: Gordan Nikolic (Violin)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 4 :: Chorale
  • Conductor: Nigel Short
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
  • Performer: Gordan Nikolic (Violin)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : St. Matthew's Passion :: Chorale
  • Conductor: Nigel Short
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004
  • Conductor: Nigel Short
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 12 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Requiem, Op. 48
  • Conductor: Nigel Short
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble
  • Running Time: 35 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1887-1900
  • Studio/Live: Live