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Bach in Baltimore | WINTER RADIANCE: Fauré Requiem and Haydn Symphonies #2 and #17
February 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join Maestro T. Herbert Dimmock, the Bach in Baltimore Choir and Orchestra, plus special guests for
a sparkling concert illuminating Fauré’s Requiem and a pair of Haydn symphonies. Unlike large-scale
requiems by Verdi, Brahms, and others, Fauré’s work exudes a gentle stillness and ethereal spirituality.
Fauré composed his Requiem following his father’s death, and his mother passed away shortly after
it premiered, giving the work added poignancy. American composer Aaron Copland (also featured
in our 22-23 season) said of the piece, “Those aware of musical refinements cannot help but admire
the transparent texture, the clarity of thought, the well-shaped proportions. Together they constitute
a kind of Fauré magic that is difficult to analyze but lovely to hear.” The concert also includes Haydn’s
cheerful Symphony No. 2 in C Major—noteworthy for the quick, dance-like finale that was his first
attempt at a symphonic rondo—and Symphony No. 17 in F major, which ends playfully and is sure to
bring a smile to your face.