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Bruno Walter Edition - Brahms: German Requiem, Alto Rhapsody


Release Date: 05/16/1995 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 64469   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johannes Brahms
Performer:  George LondonIrmgard SeefriedMildred Miller
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster ChoirNew York PhilharmonicColumbia Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono & Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Walter's Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem is a powerful, expressive and emotionally cohesive reading, the sombre "Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras" permeated with a feeling of foreboding... The coupling, Mildred Miller's rather cool version of the Alto Rhapsody, is in excellent 1961 stereo...

-- Gramophone [8/1995]
Walter's Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem is a powerful, expressive and emotionally cohesive reading, the sombre "Denn alles Fleisch, es ist wie Gras" permeated with a feeling of foreboding... The coupling, Mildred Miller's rather cool version of the Alto Rhapsody, is in excellent 1961 stereo...

-- Gramophone [8/1995]
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Works on This Recording

1.
German Requiem, Op. 45 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  George London (Bass Baritone), Irmgard Seefried (Soprano)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Westminster Choir,  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1868; Austria 
Language: German 
2.
Alto Rhapsody, Op. 53 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Mildred Miller (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra,  Occidental College Concert Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Austria 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

I. Selig sind, die da Leid tragen ( Poco andante, e con espressione)
II. Denn alles Fleisch es ist wie Gras (Moderato, in modo di marcia - Un poco sostenuto - Allegro non troppo)
III. Herr, lehre doch mich (Andante moderato)
IV. Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (Con moto moderato)
V. Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit (Andante)
VI. Denn wir haben hie keine bleibende Statt ( Andante - Vivace - Allegro)
VII. Selig sind die Toten, die in dem Herren sterben (Maestoso)
Alto Rhapsodie for Contralto, Male Chorus and Orchestra, Op.53 (from Goethe's "Harzreise im Winter")

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