'Ecclesiastical Action' and 'Ein deutsches Requiem'

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An evening of choral contrasts as Zimmermann's oratorio, a hard-hitting prophecy of loss and emptiness, stands in total contrast to the hopeful humanity of Brahms' German Requiem.

London Philharmonic Orchestra and London Philharmonic Choir under Vladimir Jurowski, with Miah Persson (soprano), Dietrich Henschel (bass-baritone), Omar Ebrahim (Speaker 1), Malcolm Sinclair (Speaker 2). Directed by Annabel Arden.

Bernd Alois Zimmermann's 'Ecclesiastical Action (Ich wandte mich und sah an alles Unrecht das geschah unter der Sonne)' – an oratorio for two narrators, bass and orchestra (semi-staged); and

Johannes Brahms's 'Ein deutsches Requiem'.

(Note: Following the concert in the Clore Ballroom, Barlines: artists involved in the performance discuss the evening's programme; free.)

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