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Sun, Oct 03


Heidenheim an der Brenz

Gabriel Fauré - Requiem Opus 48 // 6 p.m

Concert 1: We are pleased that thanks to a generous donation from the Stefan - Doraszelski - Foundation, the restart of the New Chamber Choir Heidenheim after the standstill of concert operations due to the pandemic is made possible with these two concerts.

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Gabriel Fauré - Requiem Opus 48 // 6 p.m
Gabriel Fauré - Requiem Opus 48 // 6 p.m

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Oct 03, 2021, 6:00 PM

Heidenheim an der Brenz, Alfred-Bentz-Strasse 6, 89522 Heidenheim an der Brenz, Germany

Über die Veranstaltung

Fauré completed the composition of hisrequiems- his only major work based on a religious text - in 1887 at the age of 42. He wrote the work between the deaths of his father (1885) and his mother (1887). It was first published on January 16, 1888 in ParisLa Madeleinefor the architect's annual commemorationJoseph Michel Le Soufachelisted. The choir comprised only about 30 singers (20-25 boys and 8-10 men), the instrumental cast consisted only of divided onesviolas,cellos,double bass, Soloviolin,harp,crammingandorgan.

In the years that followed, Fauré created a second version with a larger cast, including wind instruments. Its premiere took place in 1900 on the occasion of theParis world exhibitionin front of around 5000 listeners. Therequiemwas also given at Fauré's funeral (1924).

Due to the current situation, we have decided not to use an orchestra in favor of a piano version.

Fauré's Requiem deviates from the traditional mass for the dead in a number of ways. Contrary to the traditional course of the Mass, and in particular to the compositions ofHector BerliozandGiuseppe Verdi, Fauré dispenses with a dramatizing depiction of theThis iraeand is limited to the setting of his last verse, thePie Jesu. On the other hand, he addedIn paradisefrom thefuneraladded, the traditional at thetransferof the corpse of theChurchfor theCemeterysounds. Overall, Fauré was concerned with drawing a peaceful picture of death. In many passages, the minor sounds of the choir and orchestra slide into atmospheric major chords and give a comforting glimpse of heaven.

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