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Klaas Stok
Klaas Stok © Hans van der Wörd

Hauptkirche St. Nikolai
Sun, 21 Oct 2018   18:00

NDR Chor / Klaas Stok

Schnittke / Leeuw

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A requiem as theatre music? The German-Russian composer Alfred Schnittke had no problem with the idea, and wrote his Requiem in 1975 as incidental music for a production of Schiller's Inquisition drama »Don Carlos«. Schnittke's score is as dark in mood as the plot; the music is pensive, almost eerie in tone. Even the »Sanctus«, which the composer claimed came to him in a dream, opens pointedly in a minor key. And his Three Sacred Hymns must likewise have been a nocturnal product: a conductor had asked him to write them, and Schnittke handed the manuscript over to him the next morning. The works of Ton de Leeuws also resemble a daydream, inspired as they are by Oriental and Far Eastern sources.

Performers

NDR Chor

direction Klaas Stok

Programme

Alfred Schnittke
Drei Geistliche Gesänge

Ton de Leeuw
Cinq Hymnes

Alfred Schnittke
Requiem

Pre-Concert Talk
17:00 / Hauptkirche St. Nikolai,

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Promoter: NDR

Location

Hauptkirche St. Nikolai

Harvestehuder Weg 118 / 20149 Hamburg / Germany


    Hauptkirche St. Nikolai am Klosterstern
    Hauptkirche St. Nikolai © H. Franck