Haydn & Brahms
with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Thursday 10 February 2011, 7.30pm
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ
part of the Sacred and Profane series
Haydn Symphony No.44 ‘Trauer’ (c.22')
Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (c.70')
Lisa Milne soprano (please note change to originally advertised artist)
Markus Brück baritone (please note change to originally advertised artist)
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Donald Runnicles conductor
Two great works united in their contemplation of mortality form this beautifully balanced programme. Haydn's ‘Mourning' Symphony is one of his finest, and although the story that he asked for its slow movement to be played at his funeral is probably apocryphal, there's no doubt that the movement is one of his most profound creations. Brahms composed his German Requiem while mourning the passing of his beloved mother and still grieving for his friend Robert Schumann. The sincerity and serenity of its setting of texts from the German Bible has ensured its place as one of the best loved masterpieces in the choral repertoire. Yet another chance to experience the inspiring partnership of Donald Runnicles and the BBC SSO with Scotland's internationally acclaimed Edinburgh Festival Chorus.
Pre-Concert Prelude: 6.45pm in the Recital Room
Writer and BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Stephen Johnson considers Brahms' ‘human requiem'.
NB there will be no Coda after this concert
This concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
This concert will be repeated at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on Sunday 13 February. Find out more and book tickets.
How to get there
- The nearest subway station is St Enoch, which is approximately a ten-minute walk from the venues.
- Many local service buses pass close by City Halls and the Old Fruitmarket, either along Trongate or Glassford Street. Most are operated by First Bus.
- Queen Street and Central Stations are a ten-minute walk from the venues. For information on rail travel within the UK, National Rail is the official source for all rail information, train times and timetables.
- On the M8 motorway, take junction 15, turn left onto Castle Street following signs for the Royal Infirmary/East Kilbride/A730. Castle Street becomes High Street and at the fourth set of traffic lights, turn right onto Ingram Street. Candleriggs is the second street on the left. The nearest car parks is the Q-Park on Albion Street which offers parking deals for our customers – call the box office on 0141 353 8000 for more details.
- The Grand Hall at City Halls is accessible to those with mobility difficulties. A lift from the Candleriggs entrance gives access to all levels. Our Concert Halls are fitted with infra-red assisted hearing systems which are specially designed for use in large auditoria. Please notify the Box Office when booking.