A GERMAN REQUIEM
COMPOSER: Johannes Brahms
ARTIST: Christine Libor • Thomas E. Bauer • Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir • Antoni Wit
NBD0039 | 730099003964
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].