Bruno Maderna - Requiem | Capriccio C5231

Bruno Maderna - Requiem

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Label: Capriccio

Cat No: C5231

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 25th September 2015

Contents

Artists

Diana Tomsche (soprano)
Kathrin Goring (contralto)
Bernhard Berchtold (tenor)
Renatus Meszar (bass)
MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig
Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie

Conductor

Frank Beermann

Works

Maderna, Bruno

Requiem

Artists

Diana Tomsche (soprano)
Kathrin Goring (contralto)
Bernhard Berchtold (tenor)
Renatus Meszar (bass)
MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig
Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie

Conductor

Frank Beermann

About

Bruno Maderna’s Requiem was long considered lost and was indeed only premiered in the Teatro la Fenice in Venice in November 2009 – about 36 years after his death.

In 1943, Maderna was called up for military service and fought as a partisan against Italy’s erstwhile allies, the Germans. He was taken prisoner by the SS, who interrogated him in Dachau and released him shortly afterwards. ‘At that moment, it was the only possibility to write a requiem and then to die’, Maderna said later.

The Requiem suggests an intensive study of the models in the genre, eg those by Giuseppe Verdi and Hector Berlioz. At the same time, as a ‘War Requiem’ the work is a pacifist manifesto.

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