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On demand: Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem

GSOplayRecorded at Gothenburg Concert Hall: Stora Salen, Gothenburg, Sweden
Online until Tuesday 31 December 2019

In his emotionally charged death mass, Brahms expresses his belief that death can be defeated. New principal guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach leads the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Choir, together with soloist singers Sofie Asplund and Peter Mattei.

Brahms carried the great death mass with German lyrics – *Ein Deutsches Requiem* – with him for a long time before he finally completed it in 1866. It also became his true breakthrough as a significant composer. The idea for a requiem had started to grow in him as early as in the mid-1850s, but it wasn’t until his own mother died ten years later that he returned to the theme.

Filmed in October 2019.

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