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Tomás Luis de Victoria: Requiem 1603 - La Stagione Armonica; Paolo Tognon (bassoon); La Stagione Armonica (choir, chorus); Sergio Balestracci (conductor)
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  1. Missa Pro defunctis II, for 6 voices
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Tomás Luís de Victoria's Requiem mass, or Missa Pro defunctis, was written in 1603 for the funeral of Austrian empress Maria, published two years later, and very quickly held up all over Europe as an exemplar of Renaissance polyphony. It has retained that status down to the present day with its waves of perfectly shaped counter-reformation polyphony setting off deeply somber content. There are lots of recordings of this mass by flawless English choirs who deliver exciting renditions of the work's rich, dark textures; a fine ...

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Tomás Luis de Victoria: Requiem 1603 2012, Pan Classics

UPC: 7619990102354

CD

Tomás Luis de Victoria: Requiem 1603 2011, Pan Classics

UPC: 675754034719

CD