Wednesday 28th February, 2024 - Lighthouse Poole
Tickets can be obtained from the BSO box office or the Lighthouse Box office.
Verdi conceived his masterpiece of a Requiem on a grand scale. It is as
dramatic and powerful as any of his operas. Some critics were distressed
at the overtly theatrical character of the music. Some called it
sensational and irreligious, yet the most overtly dramatic moments also
provide its most moving and even devout passages. The whirling tumult of
the Dies irae or the majestic trumpet summons in the Tuba mirum convey a
terrifying vision worthy of those from the Book of Revelations.
Whatever may have been written about it, audiences loved it and Brahms
himself wrote that only a genius could have written such a work. It
stands as an honest spiritual testament from a man who naturally
conceived and described his experiences