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Work: Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Op.45

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ComposerBrahms, Johannes (1833-1897)
PeriodRomantic
Work typeChoral
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DresdenDresdner Festspielorchester & René Jacobs

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Op.45
Dresden Festival Orchestra; René Jacobs; Robin Johannsen; Johannes Weisser; Arnold Schoenberg Choir

BerlinBerlin-Konzert: Dresdner Festspielorchester & René Jacobs

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Op.45
Dresden Festival Orchestra; René Jacobs; Robin Johannsen; Johannes Weisser; Arnold Schoenberg Choir

OttobeurenSarasaste conducts Brahms' Requiem

© Felix Broede
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Op.45
Bamberg Symphony; Jukka-Pekka Saraste; Christina Landshamer; Andrè Schuen; Munich Philharmonic Choir

BarcelonaBalthasar Neumann Chor & Orchester

© Florence Grandidier
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Op.45
Thomas Hengelbrock; Regula Mühlemann; Michael Nagy; Balthasar-Neumann-Chor; Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble

ZürichEin deutsches Requiem

© Tony Hitchcock
Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem - A German Requiem, Op.45
Philharmonia Zürich; Ernst Raffelsberger; Rachel Harnisch; Konstantin Shushakov; Zusatzchor der Oper Zürich; Zurich Opera Chorus
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Brahms' German Requiem proves to be timeless as ever in new edition

Kent Tritle conducting the Oratorio Society of New York © Tim Dwight
The revisions were minor, but the Requiem remained a fitting work for a modern metropolis: reverent, mysterious, a little bit distant but a powerful prayer for peace.
*****
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Aix Easter Festival: Janowski conducts Ein Deutsches Requiem

Marek Janowski conducts Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem © Caroline Doutre
Janowski's concept rang consistently true and the musicians did him proud.
***11
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Mournful and humane Brahms at the Royal Festival Hall

Marin Alsop © Adriane White
Marin Alsop and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment lead a searing account of Brahms' German Requiem and Vaughan Williams. 
****1
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Ashes to ashes, dust to dust: Farnes conducts Brahms and Musgrave

Richard Farnes © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
The ubiquitous cycle of life and death was explored in two contrasting works by Musgrave and Brahms in Richard Farnes’ debut with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
****1
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A message of consolation 150 years on

Paavo Järvi © Ixi Chen
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of its first performance, Paavo Järvi directs the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen in Brahms' Requiem, with the Latvian State Choir and two outstanding soloists.
***11
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