“Why do requiems always have just one Lacrimosa, the appeal for eternal peace for poor sinners? It expresses everything composers want to tell, which for me makes it the most beautiful part of a requiem”, says Maxim Shalygin. His own Lacrimosa, commissioned by Gaudeamus and November Music, consists of nothing less than thirteen smaller Lacrimosas. Tonight is the premiere of this unique work in the first edition of ‘Composer on Stage’.
Photo © Nikita Kuplenko
Maxim Shalygin - Lacrimosa or 13 Magic Songs
Tom Klaassen - host