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Who was Cherubini? Ask Brahms!,
This review is from: Cherubini: Requiem/Marche funèbre (Audio CD)
"Cherubini was the great master from whom everything had proceeded..." So said Brahms in 1896 - just after looking at the portrait of him he had in his Vienna apartment. I figured that this is a pretty good recommendation, so bought this CD.
Cherubini is pretty unknown nowadays, unfairly, in my view. This Naxos CD contains the 1816 Requiem in C minor and the Marche funebre from 1820, beautifully sung and played by some lengthily-titled Italians. Apt, as Cherubini was from Florence.
I'm not so religious myself, but enjoy this type of music as art. This is high art, and I can hear lots of Cherubini influence on Brahms (Berlioz was a fan, too), in his Deutsche Requiem, for example.
A distictive and overlooked voice, Cherubini is certainly worth trying at this price. Highly recommended.
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Initial post: 28 Jan 2011 16:04:51 GMT
nieges d'autan says:
I heard this on the recent composer of the week - thought it was mendelson because of the harmonic richness of the music! Beautiful.
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