marie antoinette premier

In 2015, the Chateau de Versailles hosted a concert in the Chapelle Royale which recreated two 19th century requiems composed to honor the memory of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette: Cherubini’s Requiem in C Minor in honor of Louis XVI which premiered in 1817, and Charles-Henri Plantades’ ‘Messe des morts’ in honor of Marie Antoinette, which premiered in 1823, 30 years after her death.

The live performance of these two works was recorded and will be released at the end of this month; notably, this is the first recording of Charles-Henri Plantades’ 'Messe des morts.’