This critically-acclaimed album was recorded in January 2014 with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and former choral scholar Gerald Finley. It is the first recording of Marc Rigaudière's new reconstruction of the earliest complete liturgical performance of the Fauré Requiem. It faithfully recreates the 1889 premiere, even using the organ stops available to the organist at the L'église de la Madeleine in Paris. The instruments and techniques used by the orchestra are typical of those used in a French orchestra of the late 19th century. The expanded version of the Requiem, as edited by John Rutter, is also included on this album for comparison.
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