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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.


NDR Chor

direction Klaas Stok


Alfred Schnittke
Drei Geistliche Gesänge

Ton de Leeuw
Cinq Hymnes

Alfred Schnittke

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


Promoter: NDR


Hauptkirche St. Nikolai

Harvestehuder Weg 118 / 20149 Hamburg / Germany

    Hauptkirche St. Nikolai am Klosterstern
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