Marie Arnet soprano
Christa Mayer mezzo soprano
Norbet Ernst tenor
Albert Pesendorfer bass-baritone
BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Symphony Chorus
In 2016, Detlev Glanert chose to mark five centuries since the death of his countryman, the painter Hieronymous Bosch, with a grand and extraordinary new work.
Glanert's Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch, unveiled that year in Amsterdam, combines the Latin texts of the Requiem Mass with selections from the medieval manuscript collection Carmina Burana. The result, for four soloists, two choirs, organ and orchestra, is an 'inward spectacle' equivalent in intensity to one of Bach's passions but full of Glanert's radioactive excitability and irreverence.
Semyon Bychkov leads the Orchestra, soloists and BBC Singers and Symphony Chorus in the UK premiere of this major new work.
The concert opens with an a cappella performance by the BBC Singers and conductor Andrew Griffiths of music which opens a door into the soundworld of Hieronymus Bosch.
The BBC Symphony Orchestra has played a central role at the heart of British musical life since it was founded in 1930, and is passionately committed to performing 20th-century and contemporary music. The orchestra provides the backbone of the BBC Proms, and performs an annual season of concerts at the Barbican, all of which are broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Highlights in its 2014-15 Season include a complete Nielsen Symphony cycle under the baton of Chief Conductor Sakari Oramo, operas by Dalibor and Bartok, and three Total Immersion days.www.bbc.co.uk/symphonyorchestra
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