Gounod: Requiem

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COMPOSERS: Gounod
LABELS: Forlane
WORKS: Requiem in C; Marche solennelle
PERFORMER: Dény (bass), Vitale (tenor), Mélis (organ); Maîtrise des hauts-de-Seine; Orchestre Bernard Thomas/Bardot
CATALOGUE NO: Forlane FOR 16759 (1996)

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Written on the composer’s deathbed, the Requiem piles cliché upon cliché. The recording (not a world first as advertised) is dull, the singing no better than amateur. Roger Nichols