Posted: Thursday | 11.04.10
Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45
Genia Kühmeier (soprano) & Thomas Hampson (baritone)
The Arnold Schoenberg Choir & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Nikolaus Harnoncourt provides an interpretation of Brahms’ German Requiem that is based on a thorough study of the composer’s ideas on how it should be performed. Here is a sensitive interpretation that takes a completely new approach to the work. Technically and artistically, the new disc is a record of the concert given in Vienna in December 2007, which was greeted enthusiastically by music press and audiences alike.
The interpreters include the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, whose connection with Harnoncourt goes back more than thirty years, and the Vienna Philharmonic, one of the world’s greatest orchestras. The two solo vocal parts are ideally cast with soprano Genia Kühmeier and internationally-renowned baritone Thomas Hampson.
The CD was just issued September 21, 2010
Here is a video of conductor Simon Rattle with the Berlin Philharmonic perform Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms:
And now a video of Herbert von Karajan conducting a performance of Johannes Brahms – Ein Deutsches Requiem, op.45
And here is another section from this Brahms masterpiece:
“Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit” (You have Sadness), performed by Christine Schafer-Soprano, and the Choir of the Bavarian Radio Network, Peter Dijkstra-Chorus Master, and the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, Christian Thielemann-Conductor
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