- Hector Berlioz 1803–1869
Requiem (Grande messe des morts) Requiem (Grande messe des morts) Also known as: Grande messe des morts, Op 5 (83 mins)
About this event
The cavernous Royal Albert Hall is a natural setting for Berlioz’s monumental Requiem. Although the work’s choral and instrumental requirements are massive, perhaps most revolutionary is its exploitation of the performance space as an element of composition. Thierry Fischer directs his final concert as Principal Conductor of BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
There will be no interval
Discover the Music Download a short audio guide published on the day about a key work in tonight’s Prom: Suzy Klein talks about Berlioz's Requiem (Grande messe des morts).