About the Concert
First his newborn daughter dies, a year later two more children - during the composition of his "Stabat mater" Antonín Dvořák experiences blows of fate that hit his wife and him hard. And even though there is no one-to-one in the music, one believes one can also hear Dvořák's pain in the haunting sounds of his setting of the church hymn. Pain also accompanies the memory of the destruction of Dresden 79 years ago - it makes sense that Marek Janowski chose precisely this work for this occasion. He has invited such renowned soloists as Hanna-Elisabeth Müller and Tareq Nazmi, as well as the excellent MDR Radio Choir, with whom the Dresden Philharmonic has enjoyed a long-standing partnership.