Harrison Birtwistle world premiere: The Moth Requiem
This Sunday 14 October sees the world premiere of Harrison Birtwistle’s The Moth Requiem in Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw. The work is a joint commission by the Netherlands Chamber Choir, Danish Radio Choir and BBC Singers and has resulted in a fascinating fifteen-minute work scored for twelve female voices, three harps and flute. Its name can be illustrated through the text, as it comprises various Latin names of extinct moths.
The concert marks the 75th anniversary of the famous Netherlands Chamber Choir, which perform the work with conductor Reinbert de Leeuw.
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