THE RTS CHOIR PERFORMS IN THE “VATROSLAV LISINSKI” CONCERT HALL IN ZAGREB
The RTS Choir will perform as a guest in the concert of the Croatian Radio Television Choir and Symphony Orchestra, jointly performing one of the most monumental scores of the era of romanticism – “The German Requiem” by Johannes Brahms. The concert will be held at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb, Thursday, October 31, starting at 7.30pm. Distinguished artists, soprano Kornelija Ptasek and bass baritone Kresimir Strazanac, will perform as soloists under the baton of Tomislav Facini.
The concert in the Lisinski Concert Hall will be broadcast directly by the Third Channel of Croatian Radio.
The German Requiem is one of the most important pieces from the Brahms’s oeuvre. It is based on a biblical text, in a German translation by Martin Luther. In the form we know it today, with the subsequently composed fifth movement – for soprano soloist and choir, it was completed in 1869, when it was first performed in the Gevandhaus Hall in Leipzig. Although the composer never revealed to whom “Requiem” was dedicated, or what inspired its creation, it is thought to have been the loss of two extremely close persons to Brahms – his mother and Robert Schumann – his mentor and “spiritual father”, as he often called him.