By he had obtained all of the usual prestigious posts but retreated back into composing sacred music as the French critics targeted him more frequently. This disc presents two of the later works of his long career, a Requiem written around or so and one of the grands motets , a setting of Psalm for soloists, chorus, and small orchestra in the Lullian tradition. If one is looking for a powerful descriptive Mass for the Dead, this is not it. Rather, it is a finely crafted and gentle work, mainly homophonic in structure.
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Yozshugrel Campra was a gifted theatre composer and knew well how to handle the components of an elaborate sacred work in a colourful and dramatic reqyiem. The orchestra, too, nake a strong contribution with several instances of effective woodwind playing. This is a fine recording, sensitive and careful but never venturing into the realms of too energetic or too commonplace. The New Penguin Opera Guide.
Bertil van Boer Read less. I have long found this work of great and, it would seem, enduring beauty. In point of fact much of it, both for the church and for the stage, is noteworthy and this Messe de Mort or Requiem Mass afford ample proof. By he had obtained all of the usual prestigious posts but retreated back into composing sacred music as the French critics targeted him more frequently. He was reprimanded by his superiors in for having taken part in theatrical performances without permission, but was nevertheless made a chaplain on 27 May of that year.
This disc presents two of the later works of his long career, a Requiem written around or so and one of the grands motetsa setting of Psalm for soloists, chorus, and small orchestra in the Lullian tradition. The lovely, lyrical soprano duet of the latter, indeed, is far removed from the sentiment of the overall text, instead creating a moment of crystal clear musical light in their brief gavotte.
Although Campra had obtained critical success he lacked financial security. In the end it is more a matter of personal taste than a question of choosing the better performance. Views Read Edit View history. The advent of the CD seems to have prompted a flurry of interested in the music of Andre Campra Be the first to review this title. He also wrote three books of cantatas as well as religious music, including a requiem.
If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information. This section needs expansion. The new version is beautifully recorded and, as I say, eloquently performed. This is music to absorb the soul, not lecture to it. TOP Related Articles.
André Campra: Requiem (Messe des morts)
This section needs expansion. The lovely, lyrical soprano duet of the latter, indeed, is far removed from the sentiment of the overall text, instead creating a moment of crystal camprz musical light in their brief gavotte. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Inhe adopted the composition of sacred music as his only profession. This requiemm is currently unavailable.
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