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Disc No: CYP1654 “A history of the Requiem” takes the music-lover on a journey through the very varied history of the requiem. Presenting one work per century seemed to be just right for illustrating the evolution of this, one of the most significant musical forms in the history of music. The first part of the series, devoted to Ockeghem and Lassus, was awarded a ‘5’ by the prestigious magazine Goldberg, and the second part, presenting the requiems of André Campra and Michael Haydn, recorded on period instruments got a “four stars” from Le Monde de La Musique. Begun towards the end of 1848, Anton Bruckner's Requiem was completed on 11 March 1849. It was performed for the first time on 13 September 1849 at Sankt Florian. Dissatisfied with it, Bruckner reworked it in 1854 and again in 1894, then according it a “This is not bad!”, despite his acute sense of autocriticism.
A History of the Requiem
Vol.1 Ockeghem & Lassus
Vol.2 Campra & M. Haydn
Vol.4 Bartholomée
Price: Sek. 160
Name: A history of
 the requiem, part III

Bruckner, Anton Requiem
Laudantes Consort - Guy Janssens
Benoît Mernier, Organ
Duruflé, Maurice Requiem

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