Brahms Concerto i’r Ffidil, Messiaen O Sacrum Convivium, Fauré Requiem.
Ludovic Morlot arweinydd, James Ehnes ffidil, Rhian Lois soprano, Neal Davies baritôn, Corws Cenedlaethol Cymreig y BBC.
Much of Messiaen’s music has a religious context, so it may be surprising to know that he only ever wrote one piece of vocal music specifically for the church, his O Sacrum Convivium. With a fervently devotional quality, this fiendishly tricky piece is hushed and reverent, rising to an expressive peak as the text talks of future glory. In contrast, Faure’s Requiem needs little introduction – More intimate in nature than its equally popular counterparts by Verdi and Berlioz, Faure’s Requiem is gentle and comforting, dominated by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest. Truly spellbinding…