Choir of King’s College KGS-0005
Fauré: Requiem in D minor, Op 48 (27:59)
Tom Pickard, treble; Gerald Finley, baritone; Douglas Tang, organ; Choir of King’s College, Cambridge; Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment / Stephen Cleobury
This is the first recording of Marc Rigaudière’s new reconstruction of the earliest complete liturgical performance of Fauré’s Requiem. It faithfully recreates the 1889 premiere, even using the organ stops available to the organist at the Cathédrale de Ste Madeleine in Paris. The instruments and techniques used by the orchestra are typical of those used in a French orchestra of the late 19th century.