Part of TH1 Thursday 1
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano
Paul Appleby, tenor
Frederick Ballentine, tenor
Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone
Kaspars Putniņš, artistic director
Sigvards Kļava, artistic director
About This Performance
Gustavo Dudamel shares his love of Wolfgang Mozart and Arvo Pärt in a festival that places their miraculous music side by side. Both masters have a reputation for sonic purity and transparency, music that unfolds naturally and effortlessly. Both created works of sublime spirituality that can transcend our daily lives, giving us a glimpse of the infinite.
Come for: Pärt’s acknowledged masterwork Miserere demonstrates how he draws a wealth of emotions from the simplest musical elements. His setting of Psalm 51 begins and ends in utmost quiet. In between, the words that it shares with Mozart’s Requiem, from the Dies irae, are musically apocalyptic.
And more: Singing – both solo and choral – of astonishing beauty.
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