An essential Requiem for our tormented times

An essential Requiem for our tormented times


norman lebrecht

November 26, 2022

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:

… The second movement of this Requiem engages an amplified synthesiser to shocking and surreal effect. Amid the stylistic chaos, an atmosphere emerges that is akin to the Last Judgement in Gustav Mahler’s second symphony, a confrontation of a lone human being with our ultimate moment.

The solo passages in this hourlong maybe a singer or a concertmaster’s violin but there is never any doubt that the solo represents each and every one of us in our most intimate and ineffable moment….

Read on here.

And here.

In The Critic here.

In Czech here.

En francais ici.


  • RW2013 says:

    Hardly a week passes without his Prayer for Ukraine being performed here in his new (or temporary) home.
    Thank you Valentin.

  • Stuart G. says:

    It would be nice if reference to the title and composer of this work was somehow squeezed into this post.