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    Hi,

    This is the place to list your favorite Requiems. I only currently own 2 recordings, and would like to get more, so with your help, it will give me some ideas.

    I have both Mozart's Requiem K. 626 and Brahms' German Requiem.

    In March 2008, I get to hear a live performance of Verdi's Requiem, which I'm not familiar with, but hear so many great things about.

    I also hear Faure's Requiem is good.

    Bring on your recommendations!

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    I want to hear Saint-Saens'. It was on the radio a couple of days ago, but I didn't have the time to sit and listen.
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    Alas, I know only four requiems:

    Mozart’s, Verdi’s, Faure’s, and Duruflé’s.

    There are all very beautiful, even… Duruflé’s!, which is, in my view, inspired by the Gregorian requiem, but as depressing as the gregorian one is optimistic…

    I’m also very curious to hear some others. I’ll take good notes of your suggestions…

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    John Rutter's Requiem is worth a listen, too.
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    I like Requiems a lot, so I have about 10 in my little collection... Fauré's certainly is very good. I'd also recommend Britten's War Requiem and Gossec's big but beautifully classical work.

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    Berlioz
    Dvorak
    Ligeti
    Henze

    I'm not saying anything about their quality relative to the other requiems mentioned so far, just adding them to the list.

    I like the Berlioz the best, for what that's worth.*

    *About two cents

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    Ooooh, Berlioz. The terrible grandeur... But I still like it! It's not bad to hear four additional brass bands sometimes.

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    For a more modern work, try the requiem by Karl Jenkins. Quite a good piece with some eastern influences thrown in.

    Apart from this, I have no suggestions other than those previously mentioned. However. Verdi is my favorite...

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    berlioz
    verdi
    mozart
    for some reason, i do not enjoy britten's...i've owned it a couple of times and it is very good. i just don't click with something there.

    dj

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    John Rutter's Requiem is worth a listen, too.
    Good recommendation. Just got this today. Would suggest a listen to this if you're serious about Requiems. Not completely traditional however, but this shouldn't be an issue .

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    Hello ChamberNut from Winnipeg.. home of the Bombers. And everyone else on this board. It is my first post.

    Verdi's Requiem is indeed a wonderful piece of music, and like many on this board, I have Mozart's, Faure’s, and Duruflé’s. You are fortunate to have tickets to hear Verdi's Requiem.

    Last month, the Canadian Opera Company celebrated, musically, the life of Richard Bradshaw where among other glorious pieces of music heard, the chorus sang a portion of Die Irae from Mozart's Requiem as its last piece. All favourites of Richard Bradshaw. There was not a dry eye in the house: including some members of the chorus who brushed away tears as the bravo's rang out. At Aaron's memorial service, his friends came together to sing Lacrimosa from Mozart's. I wept there too.

    No matter how many times I listen to other requiems, I frequently return to Mozart's. I must hear comfort there.

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    Welcome to TC, Mahlersfifth! Great to have you aboard.

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    Hey, Mahlersfifth! Glad to meet you. I am Beethoven's Fifth.
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    My God! I'm glad someone made this thread!

    I love requiems, it seems that composers really try their best with them.
    A few of my top faves are:
    Mozart's in D minor
    Brahm's German requiem
    Faure
    Duruflé
    Verdi
    When all the paint has been dried, when all the stone has been carved, music shall remain, and we shall work with what remains.

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    This thread seems kind of pointless to me :P Everyone's gonna say they love Mozart's, Brahm's, Verdi's and Fauré's. ^^

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