Verdi. Requiem

Концертний зал ім. С. Людкевича

08.05.2019 / 21:00

S.Lyudkevych Concert Hall

100-300

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Program

For a conductor, composing Requiem or Mess is always a special mission since one has to touch the deepest spiritual and philosophical spheres by means of music. Alongside, the stimulus for composing such a piece is quite often lies in a composer’s profound personal experience.

Verdi was composing his Requiem with certain people in mind – his late contemporaries – whom he wanted to build the worthy music monument. Those people were: composer Gioachino Rossini and writer Alessandro Manzoni.

And, without any doubt, he succeeded in doing so – Requiem is considered to be one of his most sublime pieces. The bright feature of the music in this piece is a rich and dynamic dramaturgy, more characteristic of the opera music than of the church one: here you can find both moments of the deepest tragedy and the highest enlightenment, and 90 minutes of music is perceived in one breath.

Program:

Giuseppe Verdi. Messa da Requiem

Performers:
Anna Shumarina, soprano (Ukraine)
Tetyana Vakhnovska, alto (Ukraine)
Oleg Zlakoman, tenor (Ukraine)
Sergiy Magera, bass (Ukraine)
The National Choir of Ukraine “Dumka”
“INSO-Lviv” Symphony Orchestra
Raymond Janssen, conductor (the Netherlands)

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