Brahms' German Requiem


Brahms' German Requiem - Poster



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Program to Include

Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

Witold Lutosławski: Chantefleur et Chantefables

Johannes Brahms: A German Requiem

Event Details

Brahms’ German Requiem, which explores the grief and yearning experienced after the loss of a loved one, opens with a hushed and somber sound before transitioning to a comforting and ultimately triumphant mood. As is suggested by its title, the work is unique in its use of the German language, utilizing biblical text hand-selected by the composer rather than the traditional Catholic Latin text.