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BBC Symphony Orchestra/Bychkov

Detlev Glanert’s Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch

Semyon Bychkov conducting on stage

All the radioactive excitability and wicked irreverence of German composer Detlev Glanert in his latest major work, a spectacle for solo singers, choir and orchestra.

In 2016, Detlev Glanert chose to mark five centuries since the death of 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.

The performance is expected to finish around 9.30pm, including a 20 minute interval.

Pre-concert talk

6pm, Fountain Room

Presenter Tom Service talks to Detlev Glanert

Free event, admission guaranteed to Day Pass holders.

Cocktails, concrete and tonnes of charm

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