“Giulini responds sympathetically to Faure's emphasis of the word 'requiem' itself in five of the seven movements, and guides the Philharmonia Choir with a strong a sure hand. The very opening prayer is heavy and burdened, with a gravity that is never over-emphatic…Giulini's is a full-bloodedly Romantic performance. It is a characteristic performance, scrupulous, effective but quite without showiness.”
“The Faure is reverentially tender...the chorus eagerly responsive and so perfectly blended.”
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