Robin Ticciati & DSO Berlin - Debussy: Nocturnes – Duruflé: Requiem - Hi-Fi News
Ticciati's 'Nuages' have a boldly solid form while the brilliant 'Fêtes' received demonstration-w0rthy sound (from a Berlin radio station); the vocal perspectives in 'Sirénes' are impeccably staged too. Commissioned by the Vichy government, Duruflé's conservative Requiem was only completed in 1947, and like the Fauré (both have a female soloist in the Pie Jesu but no Dies irae), published in different forms - Ticciati has recorded the full orchestra with organ scoring. Kožená's solo made me simply whisper 'wow!' and I like the way choral sections are separated over the soundstage. An outstanding Linn CD.