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Klaas Stok
Klaas Stok © Hans van der Wörd

St. Nikolai am Klosterstern
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.


NDR Chor

direction Klaas Stok


Alfred Schnittke
Drei Geistliche Gesänge

Ton de Leeuw
Cinq Hymnes

Alfred Schnittke

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


Promoter: NDR


St. Nikolai am Klosterstern

Harvestehuder Weg 118 / 20149 Hamburg / Germany

  • Getting Here

  • Parking

    A restricted number of parking spaces are located on the rear side of the church. There are currently no parking spaces for persons with disabilities.

  • Accessibility

    The church and the neighbouring Neue Gemeindehaus (new parish hall) are fully accessible. The box office, located in the parish hall, is also accessible to persons with mobility disabilities. Here, an accessible restroom with support aids can be found.

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