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Richard Farnes makes his proms debut

Prom 33 - Brahms's A German Requiem

Richard Farnes makes his Proms debut directing the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducting a programme comprised of Thea Musgrave's - Phoenix Rising and Brahms' - A German Requiem

Thea Musgrave's Phoenix Rising marks the composer’s 90th birthday, it also traces a journey from darkness to light, enacting the conflict both spatially and musically in some of the composer’s most dramatic writing.

Inspired by the death of his mother, Brahms’s tender, consoling, A German Requiem couldn’t be further from Verdi’s and Berlioz’s settings of the standard Latin Mass text. It’s the first of three Requiems this season marking 100 years since the end of the First World War.

The performance will be Broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 10 August.