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Campra : Requiem [Messe des morts]

Campra : Requiem [Messe des morts]

1 Feb 1993
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Rich and varied emotionality with grand melodic lines interwoven between polyphonic choruses and homophonic chorales, with stunning singing by the Monteverdi Chorus. This work will transport you to an Angelic World. Breathtaking lyricism in an operatic style work full of emotional contrasts. The work sythesizes the style of Lully with Italinate type arias. This Gardiner recording is an extraordinary performance of an extraordinary work by the French Baroque composer André Campra (1660- 1744) born 28 years after Lully. The work itself is certainly a prime example of what Campra himself wrote in his book of motets, "the sole purpose of music is to raise the spirit towards God by reaching man's hearts". He certainly has succeeded in this requiem. This is a desert island recording. Also see: Campra: Requiem Mass /La Chapelle Royale · Herreweghe
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Heard this Requiem on Radio 3 in the middle of the night and was blown away-- had to buy it--- the Andre Campras Requiem is absolutely beautiful, and in all my years as a musician i had never heard it before- good old radio 3 strikes again!
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I had never heard of Campra before, shame on me, but like so many composers through the centuries who have produced good, or in this case great works, they have been 'lost' in the history of music. This work is of its time but also transcends it . Beauty can have both a particular, contemporary appreciation but can also show itself to every time and circumstance as demonstrating man's achievements and in this particular case the inspiration in the composers belief that he was offering his work to first to God.
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I was stimulated by a recent BBC programme on Requiems to collect those mentioned and have found them to be beautiful and satisfying (I have not yet listened to them all though).
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5.0 out of 5 stars a voice teacher and early music fan 24 Mar. 2008
By George Peabody - Published on Amazon.com
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A THEATRICAL 'MESSES DES MORTS'-JUST LOVE IT!
Andre Campra (1660-1744), the most important composer between Lully and Rameau, began his career as a church musician in 1694 at the Cathedral of Notre Dame. In 1700 he resigned and became music director of the Academie Royale, presiding over revivals of Lully's operas while also presenting a fresh work each year. By comparison with Lully,Campra's style appears more melodic and more polyphonic. His harmonic structure is more modulatory, and above all, he never renounced Italianism. All of this is very evident in his Requiem which shows musically his theatrical interest.

Campra, in addition to his large output of theater music, did not by any means 'skimp' on his sacred music. He wrote 20 cantatas, 100 motets, songs and airs and a setting of a Requiem Mass which is on this disc.

Mere words cannot describe the incredible loveliness of this Mass. It is one beautiful melody after another with an instrumental accompaniment that is light and pleasant and exciting using mostly woodwinds (flutes) and strings and therebo.

The vocal soloists are interspersed throughout the Mass, but not so much that the Monteverdi Choir is left out. On the contrary, it is really about 75% choir and they are marvelous in their delivery of all the choruses therein. Their tone quality is bouyant, their diction flawless and their emotional investment is great. The soloists simply add to the choir's contribution, and they too are very good.

This recording was made in 1981, and is surely one of Gardiner's masterpieces. And I might mention that there are several listings of this same recording; some are the old 'Erato' disc, and there is a new one remastered under the title: Campra Requiem, a 'le Voyage musical' label. Prices vary, so check it out.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful piece an adequate performance 7 Jan. 2014
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Must say that I prefer the Herreweghe performance to this one. This has adequate articulation, but, emotionally vacant for what is, after all, a requiem mass.
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