Brahms, Johannes - Ein Deutsches Requiem - Kegel, Herbert

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Mari Anne Häggander (soprano) & Siegfried Lorenz (baritone)
Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Leipzig & Rundfunkchor Leipzig, Herbert Kegel.

One of the great choral works of the Western tradition, Brahms probably conceived his Ein deutsches Requiem -- completed in 1868 -- as a response to the passing of his mother as well as the tragic death of his close friend and mentor, Robert Schumann. The composition is the German's largest in any medium, and one that was quick to enter the classical canon: first performed in 1869 to rave reviews, it is a masterpiece of technique and affect that continues to thrill both audiences and singers around the world.

What makes Ein deutsches Requiem unique is Brahms' unusual decision to compile the text himself; based on various passages of the Lutheran Bible, it's not so much a requiem for the dead as one for the living -- with the composer commenting that he could have happily exchanged the word 'deutsches' for 'human'. The work is cast in seven movements and is arrestingly performed by the Rundfunkchor/Sinfonie-Orchester Leipzig. Featuring a soprano and baritone soloist, it takes as its musical basis two principal ideas, which, after initial statements, are subject to repeated development throughout the piece. From the second movement's heavy funeral march rhythms to the pivotal fourth's serene pastorale and the dramatically imposing nature of the sixth, Brahms touches on an array of emotions that reflect the arch-like nature of the composition.

Like all great music, Ein deutsches Requiem contains a universal message that goes beyond the circumstances of the work's conception, and which is beautifully communicated in this recording. Full of symphonic breadth and effectively responsible for confirming Brahms' status as a composer of international repute, it's a piece that deserves to be an essential part of any serious listener's library.

Recording made in October 1985.
Artikelnummer 94353
Streckkod 5028421943534
Utgivningsdatum 2012-05-09
Kategori Vokalt / Klassiskt
Skivbolag Brilliant Classics
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 1
Artister Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
Dirigenter Kegel, Herbert
Kompositörer Brahms, Johannes
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