11 Aug 2012, Royal Albert Hall
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Proms 2012 Prom 39: Berlioz – Requiem

Prom 39: Berlioz – Requiem
Prom 39: Berlioz – Requiem
19:30 Sat 11 Aug 2012 Royal Albert Hall
Berlioz’s grand Requiem makes full use of the Royal Albert Hall’s cavernous space, featuring massed choirs and tenor Toby Spence.
Berlioz’s grand Requiem makes full use of the Royal Albert Hall’s cavernous space, featuring massed choirs and tenor Toby Spence.

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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).

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