Brahms's Deutsches Requiem On Cereal Music 9/2

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Johannes Brahms's German Requiem is one of the most beloved choral works of all time. In the composer's magnum opus, he shuns typical Latin texts and instead opts for German Lutheran texts free of eschatological redemption. The result is what Brahms termed a "human requiem," a meditation of man's time on earth; however, what many do not know about the Deutsches Requiem is that Brahms also composed a piano duet of the entire work for four hands, which has also been used in chamber versions with chorus. Tune in to Cereal Music on September 2nd to hear one such recording, featuring the Berlin Rundfunkchor. Stepan Atamian hosts.