Sean Santry

The Interplay Between Death and Life

The real star of the evening was the [Tanglewood Festival] chorus. Many groups sing this piece; few do so with the depth, precision, and focused sound the TFC marshaled. They made it seem effortless at the opening and showed remarkably little strain by the end. Through their voices emerged the interplay between death and life that lies at the core of this great work.

From David Weininger’s review of Friday’s Ein Deutsches Requiem. For me, Saturday’s performance was even more moving. The sound of complete silence at the end of the piece was better than any amount of applause.