“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.
During ‘Composer on Stage’, Maxim Shalygin will tell about his music and his sources of inspiration. The audience also sits on stage in the Grote Zaal, to be as close to the music as possible. The interview, the video and audio fragments, and the interplay between guest and interviewer remove the last visible wall between you, the musicians, and the music. All this results in an intense and unforgettable experience.
Photo © Nikita Kuplenko
Maxim Shalygin - Lacrimosa or 13 Magic Songs
Tom Klaassen - host