FRANCESCO DURANTE (1684-1755): Requiem in G Minor.
Catalogue Number: 04V018
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Compared with other Neapolitans, Durante was not prolific; he strove instead, within the conventions of his age, to strike a popular tone with intimations of the sublime, and he did so by using startling dissonances, expressive use of dynamics, diminished chords and chromaticism. The G minor Requiem (from 1738 and the second of three he wrote) demonstrates all these feature. Astrarium Consort; Carlo Centemeri.