London Philharmonic Orchestra - Stravinsky, Verdi
Live from the Royal Festival Hall in London, Vladimir Jurowski conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra in Verdi's Requiem and Stravinsky's Requiem Canticles.
Live from the Royal Festival Hall
Presented by Martin Handley
The LPO and Vladimir Jurowski perform the Verdi Requiem and Stravinsky's Requiem Canticles.
Stravinsky: Requiem Canticles
Jane Irwin, soprano
Ildikó Komlósi, mezzo-soprano
Dmtryo Popov, tenor
Nikolay Didenko, bass
London Philharmonic Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
Verdi's highly charged Requiem was forthright and hard-hitting in its expression of grief, faith and judgment. So much so, that many thought it too dramatic for performance in church. Stravinsky's setting of Requiem verses couldn't be more different to Verdi's, however. His Requiem Canticles focused on ritual rather than expression, on calm detachment rather than overwhelming grief.