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BRAHMS, J.: Deutsches Requiem (Ein) (Schwarzkopf, Hotter, Karajan) (1947)


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BRAHMS, J.: Deutsches Requiem (Ein) (Schwarzkopf, Hotter, Karajan) (1947)

This radiant and justly famous 1947 recording of Brahms’ A German Requiem, a tribute to the composer’s mother who had died four years earlier, was the first complete studio version. It was made in Vienna two years after the end of World War II when the city was divided into four zones of occupation between the Allied powers, food was scarce and electrical power could be erratic. The result was a remarkable and poignant achievement by soloists, chorus and orchestra alike, working in extremely difficult circumstances and acutely aware of the meaning and relevance of the Lutheran sacred texts primarily intended to reconcile the living to their loss.

Brahms, Johannes
Bible, lyricist(s)

  Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
1.   I. Selig sind, die da Leid tragen 00:11:45
2.   II. Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras 00:15:05
3.   III. Herr, lehre doch mich 00:11:26
4.   IV. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen 00:06:14
5.   V. Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit 00:07:22
6.   VI. Denn wir haben hier keine bleibende Statt 00:12:49
7.   VII. Selig sind die Toten 00:11:32

Total Playing Time: 01:16:13

Brahms, Johannes


Karajan, Herbert von

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Wiener Singverein

Hotter, Hans; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Conductors

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111038

Barcode: 0747313303823

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Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions

Physical Release: 07/2007

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