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BLU-RAY AUDIO FROM NAXOS IN APRIL 2014

 

A GERMAN REQUIEM

COMPOSER: Johannes Brahms

ARTIST: Christine Libor • Thomas E. Bauer • Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir • Antoni Wit

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1 BluRay Audio Disc | US SRP $19.99

 

•       A work of great depth and eloquence, and the longest work in Brahms’s œuvre, A German Requiem takes inspiration from Bach’s contrapuntal genius but avoids overt religious tradition.

•       Brahms chose the texts himself, placing an emphasis on an affirmation of life with the suggestion that he would gladly have substituted “human” for German’ in the title.

•       This release joins Antoni Wit’s “richly satisfying” (Gramophone) recording of Brahms Choral Music [8.572694].