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Cherubini: Requiem, Marche funèbre; Beethoven: Elegiac Song

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Elegiac song (Elegischer Gesang) ("Sanft wie du lebtest") for 4 voices & string quartet, Op. 118
>Cherubini, Luigi : Requiem in C minor
>Cherubini, Luigi : Funeral March
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Notes & Reviews:

"If I were to write a Requiem, Cherubini's would be my only model." - Ludwig van Beethoven. Martin Pearlman and Boston Baroque add another and especially rare jewel to their distinguished Telarc discography with the release on January 23, 2007, of Luigi Cherubini's Requiem in C minor (1816), paired with the composer's March funebre (1820) and Beethoven's Elegiac Song (Elegischer Gesang), Op. 118. Cherubini's Requiem in C minor, by turns ethereal, highly dramatic and ultimately transcendent, was triumphantly premiered on January 21, 1817, in a memorial concert below the abbey church of St. Denis to commemorate the anniversary of the executions of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. The bodies of the long deposed monarchs had been searched for and found a few years earlier and were finally being laid to rest in the crypt of St. Denis. Though held in the highest esteem by many of the greatest composers of his time, this first of Cherubini's two Requiems fell into obscurity by the end of the 19th century. The new recording gives the work a new lease on life and invites listeners who have long treasured - and even helped popularize - the great and varied Requiems by composers such as Mozart, Brahms, Faure, Verdi and even Britten to discover a deeply satisfying and unjustly neglected masterpiece.



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Elegiac song (Elegischer Gesang) ("Sanft wie du lebtest") for 4 voices & string quartet, Op. 118
  • Notes: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1814

>Cherubini, Luigi : Requiem in C minor
  • Notes: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1816

>Cherubini, Luigi : Funeral March
  • Notes: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, MA (05/07/2006-05/08/2006)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1820