Philharmonischer Chor Berlin, Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt: Dvorak's Stabat Mater at Philharmonie Berlin
About the Event
Antonín Dvořák composed his Stabat Mater during Passiontide as a heartfelt response to the devastating loss of three of his children in 1877. This deeply personal composition functions as a song of mourning, delving into themes of pain, grief, and hope with undeniable emotional intimacy. Dvořák's mastery of melody and his ability to evoke profound sentiment are evident throughout the work. His aim is to capture the anguish faced by the Mother of God beneath the cross and convey it through the power of music. The Stabat Mater stands as a late Romantic masterpiece that demands a flexible, transparent, and multi‐faceted sound, making the Berlin Philharmonic Choir an ideal ensemble for its performance.