Czech premiere of Tigran Mansurian’s “Requiem” to take place on January 23 and 24 at Besedni Dum in Brno. The composition will be performed within the framework of the concert entitled “Bach and Mansurian”, Brno Filharmonie reports. Besides Mansurian, sacred cantatas No. 32 (Dearest Jesus, my desire) and No. 68 (God so loved the world) by J.S. Bach will be presented during the concert. The concert will be presented by Brno Philharmonic under the lead of Alexander Liebreich, Czech Ensemble Baroque Choir (choir director: Tereza Válková), soprano Anja Petersen and baritone Andrew Redmond. The most important Armenian composer of our time, Tigran Mansurian, wrote his exceptionally forceful 2011 Requiem at the instigation of the conductor Alexander Liebreich and dedicated it to the victims of the Armenian genocide. Mansurjan’s ascetic setting features an organic fusion of the Orient and the Occident: a liturgical text in Latin, more characteristic of Western culture, and influences from the liturgical chants of the Orthodox Church and Eastern folk music. The work was nominated for a Grammy in 2017 and honored by the prestigious International Classical Music Awards 2018. Tigran Mansurian will be attending the event.