BBC Symphony Orchestra
7 Dec 2019, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season Semyon Bychkov conducts Detlev Glanert's Requiem for Hieronymous Bosch

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Semyon Bychkov conducts Detlev Glanert's Requiem for Hieronymous Bosch
19:30 Sat 7 Dec 2019 Barbican, London

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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.