SIGISMUND VON NEUKOMM (1778-1858): Marche funèbre, Miserere mei Deus, Missa di Requiem à a Mémoire de Louis XVI.
Catalogue Number: 01S016
Description: Commissioned by Prince Talleyrand, this mass (the second of 50 he would write!) was first performed in 1815 on the 22nd anniversary of Louis XVI’s guillotining. Not wanting to let a mass he had written two years earlier, dedicated to the memory of two of his teachers, Michael and Joseph Haydn, Neukomm dressed it in opulent orchestral colors and used it for this occasion. Clémence Tilquin (soprano), Yasmina Favre (mezzo), Robert Getchell (tenor), Alain Buet (baritone), Namur Chamber Choir, La Grand Écurie et la Chambre du Roy; Jean-Claude Malgoire.