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    Verdi Manzoni Requiem because it's Verdi and is the most dramatic and exciting requiem ever composed.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    I normally don't listen to Requiems as they're too gut wrenching.
    But my favorites are the Brahms and Faure for their beauty.
    Verdi's I find too bombastic and operatic for me.
    When all else fails, listen to Thick as a Brick.

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    I am rather partial to Ockeghem.

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    John Rutter 1985
    Andrew Lloyd-Webber 1985
    Karl Jenkins 2005

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    Mozart / Süssmayr
    Verdi
    Delius

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    Mozart's Requiem

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    Brahms of course, followed by Mozart, of course.

    Cherubini, Ockeghem, Victoria, lots more!
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    Both human and divine: Fauré's one is definitely the best!


    Fluctuat nec mergitur

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    Mozart, of course.

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    I have a new one that I'm crazy about, the Cherubini (in C)! Found it thanks to a TC thread, as usual. I have not yet been able to sense any deep religious sentiments in this piece, but it is just such a great and mature composition, wonderful music!
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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    I've collected a few requiems this year, including Berlioz, Duruflé and Dvorák. I don't really know what my favourite is yet, but I must admit it's not the Verdi. I enjoy that work, but it places too much emphasis on the soloists for my personal liking, at the expense of the choir. Understandable considering he's predominantly an opera composer, but still not for me.
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    The Verdi Requiem, though admittedly it's more a theatrical piece than religious.
    Facts don't care about your feelings.

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    Have these two been mentioned yet? Amazing stuff (though, sure, "contemporary" and all that, so not for everyone's taste, of course).


    György Ligeti: Requiem (1965) [its Dies Irae of Kubrick's 2001 fame]





    Erkki-Sven Tüür: Requiem in memoriam Peeter Lilje (1994) [among IRC's 1995 recommended pieces]

    Last edited by uaxuctum; Dec-08-2014 at 23:58.

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    I am slowly collecting up Verdi's Requiem recordings.

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    Of the Mozart completions I favour the Druce version.

    And I think my favourite requiem now has to be Ligeti's!

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