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Baritone Matthias Goerne, soprano Chen Reiss, cellist Eric Picard and violinist Philippe Aïche come together at Paris’s renowned Salle Pleyel for a concert of Fauré’s works for chorus and orchestra. They are joined by the Orchestre de Paris under the baton of its new musical director, the GRAMMY Awardwinning conductor Paavo Järvi. Central to the programme is Fauré’s profound and graceful Requiem, which is complemented by the Cantique de Jean Racine and the rarely performed psalm-setting Super flumina Babylonis, all beautifully sung by the Choeur de l’Orchestre de Paris, and imbued with a delicate intensity by Järvi. With the expressive Élégie for cello and orchestra, this is a luxurious all-Fauré event. The program will also be released on Blu-ray Disc in April 2012.
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Pavane, Élégie Super flumina Babylonis, Cantique de Jean Racine