Durante Requiem in The Observer and on BBC Radio 3 Record Review

We are delighted that our newly-released recording of Francesco Durante’s Requiem in C minor and Organ Concert in Bb has been so well received. It has been highly praised in The Observer and has been featured in Radio 3’s Record Review. See below for more details!

This first collaboration between Oxford’s Christ Church Cathedral Choir, members of The Sixteen and Oxford Baroque – a tremendous combination, much to be encouraged – reveals Francesco Durante’s never-before published Requiem in C minor in all its 18th-century glory.Stephen Darlington has produced a performing edition, drawing on manuscript copies scattered across Europe, and conducts the elegant, richly melodic score with unique understanding. The soloists are uniformly excellent, and the string playing as crisp and alert as the fresh young voices of the Christ Church trebles.

Stephen Pritchard, The Observer, 30 October 2016
(Click here to see the online version of this review.)

Click here to listen to the feature in Radio 3’s Record Review with Andrew MacGregor, and to hear the Tuba Mirum movement being played (go to 1:34:40 for the start of the feature).

For further details about the recording including a full track list and purchase information, please click here.

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