THE GREAT WAR
Das MUSICA SACRA Festival Laon gedenkt des 1. Weltkriegs in einem Konzert mit dem Pianisten Julien Libeer und dem Flämischen Rundfunkchor unter der Leitung von Bart Van Reyn.
Maurice Ravel – Le Tombeau de Couperin
F. Ernest Holman – Battle Hymn of the Allies
Stephen Wilkinson – Dover Beach
Herbert Howells – In Youth Is Pleasure
Peter Warlock – The Full Heart
Alfred Solman – Absence Brings You Nearer to My Heart
William Walton – A Litany 1916
Herbert Howells – Blessed Are the Dead
B.C. Hilliam – Après la guerre
Irving Berlin – The Voice of Belgium
Hubert Parry – Songs of Farewell
Chor de Flämischen Rundfunks
Julien Libeer – Klavier
Bart Van Reyn – Dirigent
1914. The First World War has broken out and will soon drag all of Europe, Russia and the United States into a bloody conflict that is destined to redraw the map of the continent once and for all.
2014. A hundred years later, the Great War will be remembered around the world. The Flemish Radio Choir is marking the occasion with heart-warming music by English composers who experienced the war from near or far, as well as with war songs: some patriotic, others romantic or consoling. Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, of which each movement is dedicated to a friend who died in WWI, is the leitmotif throughout this moving programme.