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The Cleveland Orchestra performs Brahms' Requiem

As crowning point of the Brahms Cycle with The Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst, the composer’s great choral work was recorded.

  • Franz Welser-Möst and Simon Keenlyside performing Brahms' "Ein Deutsches Requiem" © Michael Poehn

As temporary crowning point of the Brahms Cycle with The Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of its principal conductor Franz Welser-Möst, Clasart Classic recorded the composer’s “Ein Deutsches Requiem”. This monument of choral music is a work of great intensity that speaks to people of all faiths and to believers and non-believers alike. In this concert recorded at the magnificent Baroque basilica of Saint Florian in Austria, the Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Möst pare down all traces of bombast wherever emotions could easily run out of control, and together with the Wiener Singverein and the soloists Hanna-Elisabeth Müller and Simon Keenlyside, they create a meditation on life and death, hailed by the press as “an event of the first order”.

English title Franz Welser-Möst conducts Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem”
Recording location St. Florian, Linz
Production year 2016
Duration 72min.

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