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“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” When Brahms composed his German Requiem, he wasn’t thinking of heaven, hell or the Last Trumpet. Instead, as he grappled with his own grief at the death of his mother, he set out to console and comfort the living. The Edinburgh Festival Chorus sings it here, and Ilan Volkov conducts. Naturally, he’s avoided the obvious and paired it with Per Bastiana Tai-Yang Cheng – a genre-defying fusion of orchestra and electronics, created by Nono in 1967 to celebrate the birth of his daughter. Birth, death and a whole sonic universe – bring an open mind, and prepare to be moved.
Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
Writer and broadcaster Dr Katy Hamilton introduces Brahms’s A German Requiem.
Per Bastiana Tai-Yang Cheng
Ein Deutsches Requiem
Nika Gorič soprano
Benjamin Appl baritone
Edinburgh Festival Chorus (Aidan Oliver: chorus director)
Ilan Volkov conductor
Concert ends at approx. 9.25pm