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Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem / Alsop, MDR Radio


Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572996  
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Anna Lucia RichterStephan Genz
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony OrchestraMiddle German Radio Chorus Leipzig
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Brahm’s A German Requiem, almost certainly triggered by the death of his mother in 1865, is one of his greatest and most popular works, quite unlike any previous Requiem. With texts taken from Luther’s translation of the Bible and an emphasis on comforting the living for their loss and on hope of the Resurrection, the work is deeply rooted in the tradition of Bach and Schutz. However, it is vastly different in character from the Latin Requiem of Catholic tradition with its evocation of the Day of Judgment and prayers for mercy on the souls of the dead. Brahm’s A German Requiem, almost certainly triggered by the death of his mother in 1865, is one of his greatest and most popular works, quite unlike any previous Requiem. With texts taken from Luther’s translation of the Bible and an emphasis on comforting the living for their loss and on hope of the Resurrection, the work is deeply rooted in the tradition of Bach and Schutz. However, it is vastly different in character from the Latin Requiem of Catholic tradition with its evocation of the Day of Judgment and prayers for mercy on the souls of the dead. Read less

Works on This Recording

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German Requiem, Op. 45 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Anna Lucia Richter (Soprano), Stephan Genz (Baritone)
Conductor:  Marin Alsop
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Middle German Radio Chorus Leipzig
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 

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 Superb performance October 15, 2013 By Cynthia C. (Philadelphia, PA) See All My Reviews "Not much to say except superb. Conducting excellent and choir beautiful." Report Abuse
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