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Fauré’s Heavenly Requiem

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It may seem obvious to write about angelic song, but when it comes to Fauré’s Requiem, the expression is perfect.

This is an unusually genuine and honest piece that, with its finely tuned and respectful introduction, has moved many listeners deeply: “My Requiem is dominated, from beginning to end, by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.” With his instinct for melodic perfection and refined sounds, Fauré created a piece that you can sink into without resistance, safely under the leadership of Joana Carneiro.

One of Fauré´s early influences was Chopin, the piano poet who charmed the Paris audience. The second piano concerto from 1830 doesn’t just convince with its lullaby-like second movement, but also with the rippling passages that make the piano shine like a diamond. The young soloist is Henrik Måwe, “personal and poetic… brilliant!” (SvD), who has had a hit on Spotify with The 50 Greatest Piano Pieces.

The concert begins with commissioned piece by Anna-Lena Laurin, an experienced composer working in jazz and in the world of classical music. She was named composer of the year in 2013, and has also been awarded the Jazzkatten award.



Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 32 min
Intermission25 min
Fauré Requiem 38 min


Gothenburg Symphony
Joana Carneiro conductor
Henrik Måwe piano
Hanna Husáhr soprano
Carl Ackerfeldt barytone
Gothenburg Symphony Choir

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