Robert Neumann – 12-05-20

Composer of possibly weirdest but nevertheless ingenious Requiem turns 175

In 1887 Gabriel Fauré published the first version of his Requiem. A work for soloists, choir and orchestra with an unusual running time of half an hour. There's no Dies irae sequence, instead only its last words - his famous Pie Iesu. 
Finally he added the In paradisum, a text from the exequies. This seventh and last movement is to me one of the most beautiful pieces in sacred music ever written.

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