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Brahms Requiem

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Southbank Centre: Royal Festival HallBelvedere Road, London, Greater London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
On Sunday 25 March 2018 at 15:00
Performers
Philharmonia Orchestra
Karl-Heinz SteffensClarinet, Conductor
Elsa DreisigSoprano
Roman TrekelBaritone
Philharmonia Chorus
Gavin CarrChoirmaster / chorus director

When he came to write his Requiem, Brahms chose to do away with the fire and brimstone of divine judgement. Instead, Brahms crafted an incredibly human, spiritually comforting work made for those left behind: ‘Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted’, the work begins.

To open, Steffens, formerly Principal Clarinet in the Berlin Philharmonic, performs Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet with members of the Philharmonia. For his Clarinet Quintet, Brahms’ took formal inspiration from Mozart’s own, written a century previously. His creation is endlessly expressive, spun from a delicate, seemingly unbreakable series of interweaving melodic lines.

General booking opens 8 February 2017 9:30 am

Karl-Heinz Steffens © Susanne Diesner
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