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Introducing Verdi

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Royal Festival Hall 2014/15

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Passion and grace

Jurowski conducts Verdi’s Requiem

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

Stravinsky Requiem Canticles
Verdi Requiem

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Maija Kovalevska soprano
Ildikó Komlósi mezzo soprano
Dmytro Popov tenor
Nikolay Didenko bass*
London Philharmonic Choir
Orfeón Pamplonés
London Philharmonic Orchestra

For Giuseppe Verdi it was the deaths of his fellow composer Gioachino Rossini and the literary giant Alessandro Mazzoni. For Igor Stravinsky it was the death of the revered poet TS Eliot. Verdi’s musical commemoration came in the form of a highly charged Requiem that was so forthright and hard-hitting in its expression of grief, faith and judgment that many thought it too dramatic for performance in church. Stravinsky wrote his short Introitus for male voices in memory of Eliot, which led soon thereafter to a setting of Requiem verses that couldn’t be more different to Verdi’s. Stravinsky’s Requiem Canticles focused on ritual rather than expression; on calm detachment rather than overwhelming grief.

In association with the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Embassy of Spain in London.

We are grateful to an anonymous donor for supporting the participation of Orfeón Pamplonés in this concert.

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This concert will be broadcast live by the BBC on Radio 3 Live In Concert – live concerts every day of the week.

*Please note a change to the artist as originally advertised.

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