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One of my eight Desert Island Discs, no question
on 3 March 2014
This is the chamber version of the well-known Faure Requiem and in this form the work has a purity and poignancy that is incomparably beautiful. I now find the more familiar full orchestral version somewhat overblown by comparison. This is music I have given on two occasions to bereaved friends, and both found it almost uniquely consoling. The other works on the disc, especially the sublime Cantique de Jean Racine, are equally captivating.