Naxos CD/BD: reviews

Premiere reviews :

"This music has transcended the schools and radiates with beauty."
(Forum Opera, 1/8/10)

"A stroke of genius by Thierry Lancino and his librettist Pascal Quignard !"
Jean-Pierre Derrien
(France Musique 1/8/10)

"The public, very concentrated, full of attention, in an almost pious silence, lets itself be invaded by this music which has transcended the schools and radiates with beauty. Leaving Pleyel, one has only one desire: to listen again to this Requiem as soon as possible."
Marcel Quillévéré
(Forum Opera, 1/8/10)

"Within itself, the work harbors a power and a shimmer, and to tell the truth, a seduction, which, until now, contemporary music has seemed to avoid like the plague. Some post war serial composers must be turning in their graves... Especially since the servants of this privileged moment revealed fully its outstanding musicality."
Pierre-René Serna
(Scènes Magazine - 1/11/10)

"The composer Thierry Lancino has shuffled the cards of the Requiem genre, with the complicity of the writer Pascal Quignard. The result is quite taking. As little dogmatic as the text used, Thierry Lancino's music scans a vast esthetical field without ever sounding hybrid."
Pierre Gervasoni
(Le Monde, 1/10/10)

"What strikes us first in this new score, is its extreme freedom in the writing and its great variety of tone. The vocal writing, often opulent is remarkably defended by Radio France Chorus."
Jacques Doucelin
(Concert Classique, 1/11/10)

"This eighty minute long score distinguishes itself by its sincere fervor, its sens of drama, its capacity to handle large masses of sounds."
Christian Merlin
(Le Figaro, 1/11)


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Original libretto: Pascal Quignard
Roman liturgy, Greek oracles

for four soloists, choir and orchestra

Commission by
the Koussevitzky Music Foundation,
the French Ministry of Culture and Radio France

Premiere: Salle Pleyel January 8th 2010

Heidi Grant Murphy soprano
Nora Gubisch mezzo
Stuart Skelton tenor
Nicolas Courjal bass

Radio France Chorus et Philharmonic Orchestra

Choir director: Matthias Brauer

Eliahu Inbal

Duration: ca 75 minutes

INTERVIEW with Ben Finane, Listen Magazine (Oct. 2011)

Text by François Gildas Tual

PORTRAIT: Thierry Lancino by François Gildas Tual

THE TUNE OF THE SIBYL: T. Lancino interview with Christian Wasselin


Interview with Inbal and Lancino:

Lacrimosa - Teaser:

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