Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und -Orchester, Thomas Hengelbrock, Eleanor Lyons, Domen Križaj, Orfeó Català
After the impressive performance of the Cherubini Requiem in May 2023, Thomas Hengelbrock and his ensembles return to the Philharmonie with Johannes Brahms' German Requiem.
Johannes Brahms achieved his breakthrough as a composer with the German Requiem at the age of 35, and this work is also one of his most popular compositions.
After Clara Schumann studied the score, she wrote to Brahms to express her feelings about this music: “...that I am completely filled with your Requiem, it is a very powerful piece, touches the whole person in a way that little can other. The deep seriousness, combined with all the magic of poetry, has a wonderful, shocking and soothing effect. I ... feel the entire rich treasure of this work to the core, and the enthusiasm that comes from every piece touches me deeply ... Oh, if I could hear it, what I wouldn't give for it!
Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem op. 45
Balthasar-Neumann-Chor und -Orchester