GERMAN REQUIEM - Laurence Equilbey, conductor
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GERMAN REQUIEM

Program

Antonín Dvorák
Biblical Songs
Johannes Brahms
A German Requiem

While a requiem immediately conjures up images of the dead at rest, for Brahms it meant something much more personal. The composer had just lost his mother and his friend Robert Schumann, two of the people closest to his heart, in quick succession, and this sacred work is all about consolation. A tribute to Schütz, Buxtehude, and Bach, the great historic masters who defined the tradition of German funereal cantata, here was a terrain on which Brahms could paint his personal vision of the human condition. It is with Lisbon’s prestigious Orquestra Gulbenkian that accentus and Laurence Equilbey revisit one of the key works in their repertory.

2h avec entracte

Cast

Miah Persson soprano
Thomas Hampson baritone (photo)
accentus
Orquestra Gulbenkian
Marc Korovitch choirmaster
Laurence Equilbey conductor

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