John Frandsen - Requiem
This despatch estimate is based on information from both our own stock and the UK supplier's stock.
If ordering multiple items, we will aim to send everything together so the longest despatch estimate will apply to the complete order.
If you would rather receive certain items more quickly, please place them on a separate order.
If any unexpected delays occur, we will keep you informed of progress via email and not allow other items on the order to be held up.
If you would prefer to receive everything together regardless of any delay, please let us know via email.
Pre-orders will be despatched as close as possible to the release date.
Cat No: 622064950
Number of Discs: 2
Release Date: 1st September 2014
Sine Bundgaard (soprano)
Andrea Pellegrini (alto)
Peter Lodahl (tenor)
Halvor F Meilen (bass)
Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Choirs
ConductorHenrik Vagn Christensen
World premiere recording of John Frandsen’s full-scale Requiem from 2010 – in remembrance of the victims of Utøya.
This world premiere recording presents the Danish composer John Frandsen's eloquent and moving Requiem (2010) for soloists, choir and orchestra. The work unfolds as a full-scale ‘operatic’ setting of the entire medieval Latin text in fascinating alternation with intimate solo hymns to Danish poems by Simon Grotrian (b.1961), sung by the young Faroese singer Teitur. The composer has dedicated his requiem to the victims of the tragedy on the Norwegian island of Utøya in 2011.
John Frandsen about his Requiem:
“There is no greater task for a composer than to write a Requiem. A great and exciting task – but also a fearsome one! You have to find a mode of expression that makes room for the greatest and most fundamental extremes in human life. Life and death, grief and solace, desperation and release, judgement and grace, perdition and victory – Heaven and Hell. Incomprehensibly violent forces have to be let loose.
I have decided to dedicate my Requiem to the memory of the victims on Utøya in Norway on 22 July 2011, when a right-wing extremist madman murdered 69 young people at a political summer camp. This atrocity happened, it is true, several months after my work was concluded, so the work was not written with this event in mind. But such an ice-cold, cynical crime defies certain quite fundamental social and religious values, and it has aroused a collective feelings of fear and powerlessness that calls for the healing power of ritual and the liturgy.
Peace be with all the innocent victims: Requiem aeternam."
Error on this page? Let us know here
Need more information on this product? Click here