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Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem / Libor, Bauer, Wit, Warsaw Philharmonic [blu-ray Audio]

Brahms
Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 39   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Thomas E. BauerChristiane Libor
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Philharmonic OrchestraWarsaw Philharmonic Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is an audio-only (i.e., with no video content) Blu-ray disc playable only on Blu-ray players.

It is also available on standard CD.

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
Read more title. This release joins Antoni Wit’s ‘richly satisfying’ (Gramophone) recording of Brahms Choral Music [8.572694].
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Works on This Recording

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German Requiem, Op. 45 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Thomas E. Bauer (Baritone), Christiane Libor (Soprano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra,  Warsaw Philharmonic Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 

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