Baritone Matthias Goerne, soprano Chen Reiss, cellist Eric Picard and violinist Philippe Aïche come together at Paris's renowned Salle Pleyel for a concert of Fauré's works for chorus and orchestra. They are joined by the Orchestre de Paris under the baton of its musical director, the Grammy Awardwinning conductor Paavo Järvi.
Central to the programme is Fauré's profound and graceful Requiem, which is complemented by the Cantique de Jean Racine and the rarely performed psalm-setting Super flumina Babylonis, all beautifully sung by the Chœur de l'Orchestre de Paris, and imbued with a delicate intensity by Järvi. With the expressive Pavane in F-sharp Minor, Op. 50 and Élégie for cello and orchestra, this is a luxurious all-Fauré event.
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Gulbenkian Choir