Notes & Reviews:
International Record Review
The orchestral playing is outstanding - even by VPO standards...With Genia Kühmeier and, particularly, a gloriously dramatic Thomas Hampson standing out as about the two most admirable soloists I've heard in the work for many a long year, this has to be an essential recording for anyone who relishes richly romantic music-making at its best.
The performance is both beautifully shaped (especially from the woodwinds) and devotional in spirit. The closing 'Selig sind die Toten' presents a warming richness of texture, the underlying rhythmic pulse admirably clear, while the sombre processional of 'Denn alles Fleisch' builds well.
Recording information: Philharmonie Berlin (11/2009).
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Works DetailsBrahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45
- Conductor: Marek Janowski
- Running Time: 67 min. 11 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Choral
- Written: 1857-1868
- Studio/Live: Live