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Colin Davis in Berlioz: Requiem

Berlioz: Requiem

2002 NR

One of the greatest musical figures of the French Romantic movement, Hector Berlioz wrote his Requiem, "Grande Messe des Morts," for soldiers killed in the Algerian campaign. The magnificent Regensburg Cathedral is a perfect setting for this recording, conducted by Colin Davis with the Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphony Chorus and Orchestra in a moving performance of this monumental work, which climaxes with the ringing of the cathedral bells.