The Requiem Mass, a piece usually composed to commemorate the dead, has inspired some of classical music's best composers to create pieces that rank among their most powerful and famous works.
Of the masterpiece Requiems by Fauré, Brahms and Mozart, tell us which one you want to hear and we’ll play the winner today at noon.
Additional information about the pieces to be played:
Johannes Brahms: German Requiem, Op. 45
— Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique; Charlotte Margiono, soprano; Rodney Gilfry, baritone; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem Mass in D Minor, K. 626
— London Symphony Orchestra; Marie Arnet, soprano; Anna Stephany, mezzo; Andrew Kennedy, tenor; Darren Jeffrey, bass; Sir Colin Davis, conductor.
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem, Op. 48
— Philharmonia Orchestra; Dame Janet Baker, mezzo; Gerard Souzay, baritone; Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor.
Brahms: German Requiem, Op. 45
Mozart: Requiem Mass in D Minor