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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA66805
Recording details: April 1995
All Hallows, Gospel Oak, London, United Kingdom
Release date: February 1996
Total duration: 6 minutes 18 seconds

'A really knockout performance of a dramatic Marche funèbre with some startling effects' (BBC Record Review)

'Record of the Month' (Classic FM Magazine)

'If ever a performance and a recorded sound were set fair to enthuse an audience, this is it. From the thrill of the tam-tam to the poignancy of the most expressive moments, it is all here. A memorable experience' (Organists' Review)

Marche funèbre
composer
1820

Marche funèbre  [6'18]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Perhaps the Marche funèbre was one of the works Beethoven had in mind when he described Cherubini as ‘Europe’s foremost dramatic composer’. It opens with a startling flourish on the tam-tam and timpani. This is clearly no solemn ceremonial, but an anguished, grief-stricken death-march, much closer in style to the music of Berlioz than of Beethoven.

from notes by John Bawden © 1995

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