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Suppe: Requiem

Marie Fajtova , Franziska Gottwald , Tomislav Muzek , Albert Pesendorfer , Franz Von Suppe , et al. Audio CD
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  • Conductor: Gerd Schaller
  • Composer: Franz Von Suppe
  • Audio CD (11 Feb 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Profil Hanssler
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 162,442 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Requiem aeternam: Requiem aeternamMarie Fajtova 8:19Album Only
Listen  2. Requiem aeternam: Dies iraeMarie Fajtova 2:47£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Requiem aeternam: Tuba mirumMarie Fajtova 7:37£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Requiem aeternam: Rex tremendaeMarie Fajtova 2:12£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Requiem aeternam: RecordareMarie Fajtova 5:40£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Requiem aeternam: ConfutatisMarie Fajtova 4:10£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Requiem aeternam: LacrymosaMarie Fajtova 4:53£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Requiem: Offertorio: Domine, Jesu ChristeMarie Fajtova 5:29£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Requiem: Offertorio: HostiasMarie Fajtova 7:23£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Requiem: Sanctus: SanctusMarie Fajtova 2:44£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Requiem: Sanctus: BenedictusMarie Fajtova 4:59£0.59  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Requiem: Sanctus: Agnus DeiMarie Fajtova12:17Album Only
Listen13. Requiem: Sanctus: Libera meMarie Fajtova 5:49£0.59  Buy MP3 

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Franz von Suppé's Requiem - no liturgical trifle
A Requiem from the king of operetta? A Requiem by Franz von Suppé? What on earth would that be? Light cavalry pressed into a liturgical corset? A liturgical trifle without any significance? It is amazing and completely incomprehensible that this Requiem in D minor of 1855 for solo voices, choir and orchestra is still not in the common repertoire. True, there have been sporadic performances and a small number of CD recordings, but such marginal interest does not do justice to the work. How come?

In order to do justice to the work's enduring characteristics, it is worth considering the circumstances surrounding its composition. The occasion for writing it was the death of Franz von Suppé's great patron and friend Pokorny, yet it was dedicated to no less a personage than ""His Holiness, Pope Pius IX"". In terms of quality and the appropriateness of its setting, this Requiem is altogether in keeping with its elevated purpose. In his obituary for Franz von Suppé in 1895, Johannes Brahms wrote: ""He actually owes his incredible agility in secular things to his sacred compositions. He had really learnt something!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Forerunner of Verdi 15 Jun 2013
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Who would have thought that the composer of so much wonderful "light" music and operetta could have written this marvellously impressive Requiem. It is a long work: over 74 minutes, which would render it unsuitable for actual liturgical use in a funeral Mass, although the booklet confirms that it was so used, at least on one occasion. Suppe began his career writing sacred music and wrote this Requiem at the age of 36 in memory of a dear friend and mentor. It is dedicated to no less a personage than Pope Pius IX. It pre-dates Verdi's Requiem by twenty years but is full of the later Italian master's drama and one cannot help thinking that Verdi must have heard this work. The recording is a live performance, not that you would know it;the recording quality and acoustic is superb. The soloists are all excellent but the choir is quite magnificent. Although there are several other recordings of the Requiem now available I cannot imagine that they can surpass this one. I cannot recommend this disc too highly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Problem 27 Oct 2013
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Technical problems on discs which either shows sound gaps or will not play at all
Tragic- Music, such as I could assess, was superb; it puts Suppe in a totally different light.
If I can't get a workable disc from you I must go elsewhere, I really need this piece.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a neglected masterpiece 16 Nov 2013
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read a review in fanfare and was skeptical. this music and performance are of such high quality that i listened to it twice in one sitting. wow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Spread the Good News of the Von Suppe' Requiem! 27 Oct 2013
By Matthias Hochwalt - Published on
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The notes quote Johannes Brahms praising the sacred works of Von Suppe' and with good reason: this little known masterpiece, played at the Vatican for the pope, is a wonderful work: original, at times (like Mozart) imaginatively restrained ("Tuba mirum"), exuberant when it should be ("Hosanna in excelsis"), and full of little tuneful touches.

Very nice performance! (A few times when the choir's diction could be better, but...).

5 stars!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Requiem From von Suppe 8 Nov 2013
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A reviewer in FanFare magazine (JD) gave this a strong recommendation, and since his thoughts and mine frequently are on the same wavelength I made the purchase. First, I would never have thought this music could originate from von Suppe. We all know his operetta works to some degree, but this is a far more sophisticated orchestral and choral piece and amazing to hear. The first portion I find the best and certainly the least like von Suppe. This is the Requiem aeternam. The following sections include the Dies irae; Tuba mirum; Rex tremendae; Recordare; Confutatis; Lacrimosa; Domine Jesu; Hostias; Sanctus; Benedictus; Agnus Dei; and finally the Libera me. I am not Catholic and cannot state with any certainty that this is the standard church full Reqiuem, but it is longer and more inclusive than most other Requiems. I found the composing of the sections other than the Requiem aeternam to be less than intense, less involving and more pedestrian sounding. Certainly this is why the von Suppe Requiem has not gained the attention that others have. JD in FanFare magazine said "I might dare to go even further and declare that Suppe's Requiem, as a Requiem, is superior to Verdi's." In my opinion this is just not true and von Suppe comes nowhere near the musicality, intensity and beauty of the Verdi. But for a real switch from operetta to this is something for von Suppe. If you are intellectually curious you may want this in your collection.
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