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Brahms: German Requiem / Haitink, Janowitz, Krause

Release Date: 12/29/2009 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 411436   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Tom KrauseGundula Janowitz
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic OrchestraVienna State Opera Concert ChoirVienna State Opera Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Best of all is Janowitz's singing of her solo which is surely incomparably marvellous. True, the tempo is again slow but it doesn't matter, since in between this and the opening you will have been stirred by the vigorous and splendid singing of the chorus, and Janowitz can sustain a slow speed with absolute poise.

-- Gramophone [8/1984]


Schicksalslied ("Song of Destiny") [is given] a very good performance which the many amateur choirs who essay this work will profit by. Here Haitink's very slow opening is absolutely in order, while the precise staccatos against the beat of the Vienna choir in the quick section will certainly give them something to
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-- Gramophone [10/1981, reviewing the original LP release]
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Works on This Recording

German Requiem, Op. 45 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Tom Krause (Baritone), Gundula Janowitz (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Concert Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
Language: German 
Song of Destiny, Op. 54 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1871; Austria 
Language: German 

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