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Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem

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Gothenburg Concert Hall: Stora SalenGötaplatsen, Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
October 18 18:00, October 19 15:00

In this emotional piece, Brahms expresses his belief that death can be overcome. Gothenburg Symphony and Gothenburg Symphonic Choir welcome guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach, and the soloists are no less than Sofie Asplund and Peter Mattei.

Brahms worked on Ein Deutsches Requiem for a long time before finally getting it finished in 1866. It also became his real breakthrough as a composer. The idea for a requiem had begun to grow in him already in the middle of the 1850s, but it was only when his own mother passed away ten years later that he returned to the theme.

He wanted to compose a celebration of death directed at man, not at God. Brahms himself said that he would happily call it "a human rhythm".

Brahms expresses his conviction that death can be overcome and that all survivors should feel hope and trust. This is conveyed in a magnificent way by the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and the Gothenburg Symphonic Choir fronted by the soloists Sofie Asplund and Peter Mattei, all under the baton of guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach.

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