La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Choeur de Chambre de Namur - Neukomm: Requiem à la mémoire de Louis XVI (Collection Château de Versailles) (2017)
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In spite of the immense success he enjoyed in his lifetime, Sigismund Neukomm (born in Salzburg in 1778, died in Paris in 1858 at the age of eighty) is practically forgotten nowadays. Yet he left a catalogue of nearly two thousand works, including fifty masses and a number of oratorios and motets. Neukomm spent twenty years in the service of Prince Talleyrand, who commissioned him to write a requiem mass in memory of Louis XVI, guillotined in Paris on 21 January 1793.