Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Detlev Glanert: Requiem for Hieronymus Bosch

23 Jun 2017

Barcode: 0814337019372

Other participants: Markus Stenz, David Wilson-Johnson, Aga Mikolaj, Ursula Hesse von den Steinen, Gerhard Siegel, Christof Fischesser, Leo van Doeselaar, Edward Caswell, Netherlands Radio Choir

The famed painter Hieronymus Bosch portrayed medieval life brimming with symbolism, fantasy and riddles. Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the artist’s passing, the RCO commissioned Detlev Glanert to write a requiem for soloists, choir, organ and orchestra.

The composition translates the demonic nature of Bosch’s paintings with textual counterparts into music. Glanert combines traditional requiem texts with excerpts from the manuscript collection Carmina Burana – each movement of the Requiem is accompanied by a poem about the seven deadly sins.