Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem / The Sixteen

Release Date: 9/4/2007
Label: Coro
Catalog Number: COR16050
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Brahms himself made a piano transcription of the orchestral parts of his magnificent 'Requiem', a piece never intended for church performance. The arrangement for two players allows a degree of intimacy, precision and contrapuntal clarity that cannot be achieved in the orchestral version; indeed, at times one is reminded of the 'Liebeslieder-Walzer' op.52. In 1871 this version was given its English première conducted by Brahms' friend Julius Stockhausen. It is thus appropriate that the piano used on this recording is a Bösendorfer of 1872.
Works on This Recording
1. German Requiem, Op. 45 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Julie Cooper (Soprano), Eamonn Dougan (Baritone), Christopher Glynn (Piano), Gary Cooper (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: The Sixteen
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854-1868 ; Austria
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