Rutter – Requiem
Friday, 22 November 2019, 8:00 pm
Requiem for soprano solo, mixed choir, and small orchestra
„Three Meditations from ‚Mass‘“ for Violoncello and Orchestra
for violoncello and orchestra
Samantha Clarke, Soprano
Uladzimir Sinkevich, Cello
Munich Radio Orchestra
Direction, Anu Tali
The Requiem by the English choral conductor and composer John Rutter (* 1945) builds a bridge from the liturgy of the Catholic funeral mass to the Anglican rites. For example, he dispenses with parts of the Latin Missa defunctorum and replaces them with verses of Psalms from the Book of Common Prayer, which has been used in England since the 17th century. The Three Meditations for cello and orchestra emerged from the commissioned work Mass, which Leonard Bernstein (1918–1990) composed in 1971 for the inauguration of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. to commemorate the slain president.
Two conductors in a concert series: The opening work is performed by Anu Tali, who has already appeared with the Munich Radio Orchestra several times. One American reviewer has written about the Estonian that her playing is “charismatic, brilliant, energetic.” Anu Tali is high in demand worldwide and has been chief conductor of the Sarasota Orchestra in Florida for many years.
Uladzimir Sinkevich is Principal Cellist of the Munich Radio Orchestra.