Cherubini's Requiem for Louis XVI

Cherubini's Requiem for Louis XVI will be given on January 21st, 2011, at the Chapelle Royale de Versailles. Louis XVI was executed on January 21st, 1793.

I think it's the first time that such a commemoration is held in Versailles. Maybe it's a test. Two centuries later, Louis XVI is still part of the big taboos in France. In 1993, some people wanted to celebrate the bicentennial of his death by putting candles on the Place de la Concorde where he was guillotined, but the city of Paris didn't allow it. The Archbishop of Paris refused Notre-Dame for a requiem. Celebrations were allowed but only in discreet places so they could pass unnoticed.
Luigi Cherubini : Requiem à la mémoire de Louis XVI (Requiem n°1 en ut mineur, pour chœur mixte et orchestre, 1816).
Chœur Accentus - Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen Haute-Normandie
Direction Hervé Niquet

Château de Versailles

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