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Brahms: A German Requiem / Christiane Karg; Thomas Bauer. Rolf Beck

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>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45

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>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Brahms' first mentioned the Requiem in a letter to Clara Schumann in which he wrote that he intended the piece to be a sort of German Requiem. Although the Requiem Mass in Roman Catholic liturgy begins with prayers for the dead, A German Requiem focuses on the living, beginning with the text "Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted."

American Record Guide, September/October 2013
This is a good recording, one that gets most things right, one that will give pleasure to all and would be deserving of a fine recommendation. Both soloists are very good. Karg has a lovely voice. Her sound is too opulent. Bauer is also a fine singer. The chorus is very good, with excellent diction. Beck has a good measure of the piece, exciting and reverent in good proportion, with good balance between detail and the bigger picture. As I say, this is a fine job.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Musik- & Kongreáhalle, Lübeck, Germany (07/28/2012-07/29/2012).



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>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45
  • Performers: Thomas Bauer (Baritone); Christiane Karg (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Rolf Beck
  • Ensemble: Schleswig-Holstein Festival Chor Lubeck
  • Notes: Musik- & Kongreáhalle, Lübeck, Germany (07/28/2012-07/29/2012)
  • Running Time: 68 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1857-1868