Berlioz - Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem) - Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner - 2018 (FLAC, 24BIT – 96KHZ)

Berlioz – Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem) – Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner – 2018 (FLAC, 24BIT – 96KHZ)

Composer: Hector Berlioz
Performer: Bror Magnus Tødenes – tenor
Orchestra: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Edward Gardner
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 96kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Label: Chandos
Size: 1.19 GB
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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Edward Gardner / Berlioz – Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem)

Grande Messe des Morts, Op. 5 (Requiem) 1:20:51

01. I. Requiem et Kyrie (Live) 10:25
02. II. Dies irae (Live) 11:03
03. III. Quid sum miser (Live) 2:49
04. IV. Rex tremendae (Live) 5:47
05. V. Quaerens me (Live) 4:40
06. VI. Lacrimosa (Live) 9:50
07. VII. Offertoire (Live) 8:51
08. VIII. Hostias (Live) 3:40
09. IX. Sanctus (Live) 11:08
10. X. Agnus Dei (Live) 12:38

Collegiûm Mûsicûm Bergen Choir, Edvard Grieg Kor, Royal Northern College of Music Chorus,
Bergen Philharmonic Choir, Bergen Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester, Eikanger-Bjørsvik Band

Recorded: 21-24 May 2018
Recording Venue: Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway

With this surround-sound recording of Berlioz’s Requiem, Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra tackle the infinite and the immeasurable.All the grandiose, striking beauty of the Requiem’s large-scale ceremonial is encapsulated by first-class vocal and orchestral forces, fully utilising the spatial possibilities of Grieghallen in Bergen. The matching of space and sonority was one of Berlioz’s lasting obsessions, one experience in St Paul’s Cathedral in London throwing Berlioz into a delirium of emotion from which he took days to recover. His Grande Messe des morts, notorious for its requirement of four brass bands in addition to a large orchestra and chorus, taken here from live concerts, has often been seen as one of the most emotionally powerful works of its kind. Setting a solemn and austere, even ascetic text, the music is not that of an orthodox believer but of a visionary, inspired by the dramatic implications of death and judgement.

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