Monday, May 04, 2009

Grant them rest

In the Netherlands, the 4th of May is the day we commemorate all Dutch who fell in combat, be they military or civilians. For this solemn occasion, one of my favourite pieces of classical music: a German Requiem by Brahms, third movement (Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras). Since the 4th of May is still very much linked to World War II, one may question whether the use of a German piece is appropriate - however, I think it is fitting.