Danse macabre

Performers: Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Chamber Ensemble Conductor – Gregory Rose

Label: Toccata Classics

Release date: September 2015


The Danse macabre – the idea that Death comes for everyone regardless of status or importance – has fascinated musicians for centuries. In 2011, inspired by a vast sixteenth-century painting by Bernd Notke in the Niguliste, St Michael’s Church in Tallinn, Gregory set the mediaeval German texts which sit below each panel, turning Notke’s terrifying vision into a bleak but grimly humorous ritual.

“…a remarkable experiment in music theatre”

Paul Driver, The Sunday Times September 2015
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