Johannes Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem

February 18 at 21:00 CET


Saturday, February 18 at 21:00 CET | Brahms – Requiem

Johannes Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem is known for its secular focus; it is not aimed at God or the afterlife, but at comforting the bereaved in the here and now. Brahms steered clear of common Latin texts, opting for passages from Martin Luther’s German translation of the Old and New Testaments. In combination with the wonderful music, the piece resulted in one of the most moving Requiems ever written. This broadcast was recorded by the Flemish Radio Choir accompanied by two pianos.

Conductor: Johan Duijck
Performers: Berliner Philharmoniker, Swedish Radio Choir
Voice: Hilde Coppé, Marc Scoffoni
Pianists: Jan Michiels, Inge Spinette
Director: Gerd van Geel
Producer: Simon Scales
Composer: Johannes Brahms?
Location: Stadsschouwburg, Leuven, Belgium