Never performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra before, and rarely heard in concert at all, the Requiem by Antonín Dvořák captured on this CD from a live concert seems a near-forgotten masterpiece. Dvořák scholar Gervase Hughes cites this work for four soloists, chorus and orchestra as one of the composer’s finest sacred creations, ‘a deeply moving expression of faith on the part of a composer whose religious conviction never wavered’. It’s a conviction stamped through the composer’s illuminating, fervent score.
£10.99 2 Audio CDs.
Also available as MP3 downloads
1: Dies Irae
2: Offertory: Domine Jesu Christe
DVORÁK: Requiem 2CD set
GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE EDITOR'S CHOICE (January 2010) "This is a simply staggering recording of an unfairly neglected work....The London Philharmonic are on world-class form. Must have been quite a concert."
Neeme Järvi introduces the Requiem.
NEEME JÄRVI conductor LISA MILNE soprano KAREN CARGILL mezzo soprano PETER AUTY tenor PETER ROSE bass LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA and CHOIR Carmine Lauri guest leader Neville Creed chorus master