André Campra was a French composer and conductor. Campra was one of the leading French Le papillon, Le jaloux, Le lys et la rose. Sacred works. Nisi Dominus (); Requiem (after ); Motets for the royal chapel (–) . Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for André Campra: Messe de Requiem – Philippe Herreweghe on AllMusic – André Campra, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Gilles Ragon, Dominique Visse, Peter Harvey, La Grande Écurie et La Chambre du Roy – Campra – Requiem ~ Miserere.

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Although Campra had obtained critical success he lacked financial security. Review This Title Share on Facebook. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. The performance, taken apparently from a concert at Versailles devoted resuiem Campra, is quite moving. Well, since I’ll be dead and buried by the year let alonewhen such junketings could take place, I might as well make the most of this welcome, if modest, enthusiasm for his music.

Inhe adopted the composition of sacred music as his only profession. He was reprimanded by his superiors in for having taken part in theatrical performances without permission, but was nevertheless made a chaplain on 27 May of that year.

He also wrote three books of cantatas as well as religious music, including a requiem. Bertil van Boer Read less. There is no Dies iraefor instance, nor a Libera me.

Andre Campra: Messe De Requiem; In Convertendo

This reauiem music to absorb the soul, not lecture to it. Campra Requiem Mass Messe de Requiem. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved from ” https: We find evidence of that, for example, in the Gradualwhose reiterated ”non, non” etc. The Monteverdi Choir always sound more fervent than that of La Chapelle Royale, but I feel that Gardiner also captures the pathos of Campra’s music to a greater extent than Herreweghe.


I have long found this work of great and, it would seem, enduring beauty. The new version is beautifully recorded and, as I say, eloquently performed. The Benedictustoo, is excluded, though this is also true of some of Charpentier’s Masses. This page was last edited on 11 Decemberat The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.

This is a fine recording, sensitive and careful but never venturing into the realms of too energetic or too commonplace. His father was his first music teacher. It is, furthermore, a work of considerable individuality which stands out from among the greater number of sacred works of the ”Grand Siecle”.

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The New Penguin Opera Guide. Retrieved 12 June You can help by adding to it. By he had obtained all of the usual prestigious posts but retreated back into composing sacred music as the French critics targeted him more frequently. The advent of the CD seems to have prompted a flurry of interested in the music of Andre Campra The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts! But it is the quiet intensity and the strongly contemplative character of Campra’s Requiem which, perhaps, strike the profoundest note.

Varcoe’s contribution I thought outstanding in the Sanctus but throughout the solo team is a strong one.

André Campra: Messe de Requiem

Campra added violins to the performance of sacred music at the Paris cathedral, a controversial innovation in an era when they were considered street instruments.

If one is looking for a powerful descriptive Mass for the Dead, this is not it. The orchestra, too, nake a strong contribution with several instances of effective woodwind playing. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use reauiem Privacy Policy. He died in Versailles on 29 June at the age of In point of fact much of it, both for the church and for the stage, is noteworthy and this Messe de Mort or Requiem Mass afford ample proof.


How curious, since he does not even have an anniversary in the offing.

Les Pages et Les Chantres de Versailles. Herreweghe does full musical justice to Campra’s score but Gardiner succeeds better in stirring our passions. The performance is attentive to points of style and has some particularly convincing reqhiem singing, notably from two British artists, John Elwes and Stephen Varcoe.

In the end it is more a matter of personal taste than a question of choosing the better performance. As usual, the voices of La Chapelle Royale are pleasantly blended and clear in texture. Skip to main content.

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Composition Artist Credits Messe de Requiem. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. This section needs expansion. The lovely, lyrical soprano duet of the latter, indeed, is far removed from the sentiment of the overall text, instead creating a moment requieem crystal clear musical light in their brief gavotte.

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Be the first to review this title. This new recording from Harmonia Mundi is the third to have been released commercially.

Compared with John Eliot Gardiner’s Erato account of the same work, Herreweghe may well strike us as being a little cool, a little detached; it seems a small point but in the end, I think it is the crucial one for Gardiner introduces an intensity to his reading which is persuasive.

By he was such a musical celebrity that he became a target for negative articles in the press.