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    Default Top 5 Requiems?

    I know that there are hundreds out there, unfortunately I know of very little so my list will probably be generic. I would still like to see some good requiems that I dont know yet.

    1. Mozart
    2. Brahms
    3. Verdi
    4. Dvorak
    5. Berlioz

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    Is the Brahms really a Requiem? Ah well - who cares? It's great.

    For me in no particular order:

    Brahms
    Ligeti
    Durufle
    Faure
    okay - I admit, Mozart too.

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    Yes it is, hes just chosen the german translation

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    1. Fauré
    2. Brahms
    3. Mozart
    4. Ligeti
    5. Berlioz
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    when you say Requiem, you just think of Mozart!

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    Default Requiem

    Verdi
    Mozart
    Britten
    Brahms (In the mother tongue) German of course.

    These are all I have, but I would as always be interested to explore more. Probably Mozart and Verdi are my favorites.
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    Easy one:

    1. Berlioz
    2. Faure
    3. Brahms
    4. Durufle
    5. Britten

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weston View Post
    Is the Brahms really a Requiem? Ah well - who cares? It's great.
    It may not be a "requiem" in the traditional sense, but yes, it is one.

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    1. Mozart
    2. Faure
    3. Brahms
    4. Verdi
    5. Benjamin Britten (War Requiem)

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    1. Brahms
    2. Rutter (if you havnt...you need to).
    3. Mozart
    4. Faure
    5. Durufle/Britten

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenor02 View Post
    1. Brahms
    2. Rutter (if you havnt...you need to).
    3. Mozart
    4. Faure
    5. Durufle/Britten
    I have!

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    Easy.

    1. WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

    2. Luigi Cherubini - C Minor
    3. Luigi Cherubini - D Minor
    4. Michael Haydn - C Minor
    5. Brahms (Yes, the German one!)

    Also of note are Palestrina and Ockeghem's Missa pro Defunctis', the latter's being the first setting of its kind. I would also like to take a moment to mourn the Requiem that Beethoven never wrote...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirror Image View Post
    It may not be a "requiem" in the traditional sense, but yes, it is one.
    Considering Brahms et. al., depending on our definitions, something like Verdi's Requiem isn't a requiem in the 'traditional sense', both for his atheism and because he wrote it at a time when the requiem had moved away from being a piece to actually serve its religious purpose to something that was more intended as a concert item. So language shouldn't really be a defining factor.

    Anyway, I don't possess much choral music, so I'm too uninformed to answer this question properly, but, of the ones I own, I'd put them in the order:

    Brahms
    Verdi
    Dvorak
    Mozart

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    I only know 3! :

    Brahms
    Fauré
    Mozart

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    Well you two I recommend listening to some of the others mentioned.

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