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BRAHMS, J.: Deutsches Requiem (Ein) (Libor, T.E. Bauer, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit)

    

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BRAHMS, J.: Deutsches Requiem (Ein) (Libor, T.E. Bauer, Warsaw Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, Wit)

The longest work in Brahms’s entire oeuvre, A German Requiem was almost certainly triggered by the death of his mother, although it also seems likely that the tragic loss of his friend Robert Schumann, some years earlier, added to its depth and eloquence. Taking inspiration from Bach’s contrapuntal genius but avoiding overt religious tradition, Brahms chose the texts himself, placing an emphasis on an affirmation of life with the suggestion that he would gladly have substituted ‘human’ for ‘German’ in the title. This release joins Antoni Wit’s ‘richly satisfying’ (Gramophone) recording of Brahms Choral Music [8.572694].


Brahms, Johannes
Bible, lyricist(s)

  Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), Op. 45
1.   I. Selig sind, die da Leid tragen 00:12:13
2.   II. Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras 00:14:55
3.   III. Herr, lehre doch mich 00:10:11
4.   IV. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen 00:05:29
5.   V. Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit 00:07:28
6.   VI. Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt 00:12:30
7.   VII. Selig sind die Toten 00:12:29

Total Playing Time: 01:15:15






Composer(s):
Brahms, Johannes

Lyricist(s):
Bible

Conductor(s):
Wit, Antoni

Orchestra(s):
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra

Choir(s):
Warsaw Philharmonic Choir

Artist(s):
Bauer, Thomas E.; Libor, Christiane

Label: Naxos

Genre: Choral - Sacred

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.573061

Barcode: 747313306176

Physical Release: 04/2014

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