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Faure: Requiem, Cantique De Jean Racine
Barbara Hendricks, Jose Van Dam, Orfeon Donostiarra, Orchestra Of The Capitole De Toulouse, Conducted By Michel Plasson (emi

Gabriel Faure`s uniquely conceived Requiem--a late 19th Century work that strives for and achieves a pre-Renaissance spiritual respose--demands a similarly unique performance. While there is no room for virtuosity here, the need for emotional commitment is absolute; and that is what Plasson and his forces provide.
Adopting tempi that tend to be slower than other recordings, Plasson sustains a hypnotically liquid rhythmic flow, with the goal being that peculiarily chaste ecstasy that marks so much of Faure`s music.

Even though the text is Latin, the very French tonal qualities of Plasson`s chorus are crucial; for Faure`s rapt, soaring lines can seem bland unless the voices have that characteristically Gallic, reedy edge. And similar virtues are apparent in the work of the two soloists, Hendricks and Van Dam.
A marvelous performance, this recording also is a spiritual event. And that, surely, is what Faure had in mind.

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