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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra: Brahms - A German Requiem

3:00pm, Sunday 22 March 2020

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted”. Johannes Brahms was an atheist, and as he composed his German Requiem, he wasn’t thinking of heaven or hell, divine judgement or the Last Trumpet. Instead, as he grappled with his own grief at the death of his mother, he set out to console and comfort the living. The result is one of the most beautiful, most moving and – in its own way - most profoundly spiritual choral works of the 19th-century. The Edinburgh Festival Chorus sings it here, and llan Volkov conducts. Naturally, he’s avoided the obvious and paired it with ‘Per Bastiana Tai-Yang Cheng’ – a visionary fusion of East and West, orchestra and electronics, created by the master of the Italian post-war avant-garde in 1967 to celebrate the birth of his baby daughter. Birth, death, and a whole sonic universe – what else would you expect from the BBC SSO’s endlessly curious principal guest conductor? Bring an open mind, and prepare to be moved.  

Nono      Per Bastiana Tai-Yang Cheng
Brahms  Ein Deutsches Requiem

Nika Gorič soprano
Benjamin Appl baritone
Edinburgh Festival Chorus
(Aidan Oliver: chorus director)
Ilan Volkov conductor

Running order

Door time: 2pm

Nono      Per Bastiana Tai-Yang Cheng
Brahms  Ein Deutsches Requiem

Concert ends at approx. 4.55pm (including an interval of 20 minutes)

Prices

£30.00 | £25.00 |  £20.00 | £15.00

50% off for Disabled / Wheelchair / Disabled Companion
£6 ticket for Under 26's, Students and Unwaged £6 tickets in bands II-IV - proof of concession required. Tickets have to be collected

**Please note a £1.50 transaction fee applies on the overall booking when purchasing online or over the phone (non-refundable)**