Salieri - Requiem in C minor (2010)

Salieri, Beethoven, Schubert

Orquestra Gulbenkian, Coro Gulbenkian

Lawrence Foster

Although Antonio Salieri most certainly does not stand in the front row of the great composers of West European musical historiography, he had been granted as one of few something quite special: to compose his own requiem. Not even Mozart, Brahms or Verdi, whose Requiem compositions count among the most major of the genre, could claim that for himself. How few of Salieri’s sacred works have to date been absorbed in the general works and concert canon (excepting the operas), can be confirmed by a simple internet search. For instance, if one “googled” the concepts “Salieri” and “Requiem”, much more than 80% of the detected entries establish no relation to Salieri’s Requiem, but rather to Mozart’s incomplete Requiem! However, an absolutely fascinating although untenable connection has persisted most stubbornly since Peter Shaffer’s play “Amadeus” and Milos Forman’s film of the same name: both fictional works want to have us believe that Mozart directly dictated his Requiem to his embittered rival Salieri during the night of his death. Forman’s fascinating images still affect numerous literary writings and the fantasy of authors more than 25 years later.

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Lawrence Foster

Since 2013 Lawrence Foster has held the position of Music Director of l'Opéra de Marseille and l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, with which he toured in the summer of 2014 and conducted at the Kissinger Sommer and in China. This season sees, among others, opera productions of The Flying Dutchman and Falstaff.
Highlights of the 2014/15 season include engagements as guest conductor with l’Orchestre National de Lyon, Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Beijing Music Festival and Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Lawrence Foster will also be returning to the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig. In the summer of 2014 he conducted the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, with Ute Lemper, at the Edinburgh International Festival and the Tonkünstlerorchester Niederösterreich at the Grafenegg Festival

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Salieri - Requiem in C minor (2010)

Salieri, Beethoven, Schubert

Orquestra Gulbenkian, Coro Gulbenkian

    All Music

The news on the performance front is all good, and if you want to try out one of Salieri's large-scale works this makes a fine place to start. The venerable Chorus of the Gulbenkian Foundation of Lisbon under Lawrence Foster still has a smoother sound than just about any all-adult choir around, and the super audio sound is superb. A final attraction is the presence of two short works, the only occasionally heard late Beethoven cantatas Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op. 112 (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage), and the still rarer and unaccountably neglected Intende voci in B flat major for tenor, chorus, and orchestra, D. 963, dating from the last few months of Franz Schubert's life. This 10-minute work distills the large-scale harmonic thinking of Schubert's late masses down to a modest size and receives a fine performance here.

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Salieri - Requiem in C minor (2010)

Salieri, Beethoven, Schubert

Orquestra Gulbenkian, Coro Gulbenkian

Producer: Job Maarse
Recording Engineer: Erdo Groot
Recording location: Grande Auditorio of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Requiem in C minor - Introitus - Kyrie
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Requiem in C minor - Sequenz (Dies Irae)
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Requiem in C minor - Offertorium
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Requiem in C minor - Sanctus
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Requiem in C minor - Benedictus
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Requiem in C minor - Agnus Dei - Communio
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Requiem in C minor - Libera me, Domine
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Beethoven - Meeresstille
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Beethoven - Gluckliche Fahrt
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