Royal Festival Hall 2015/16
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A German Requiem
Eschenbach conducts Brahms
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) (1943 version)*
Brahms A German Requiem
Christoph Eschenbach conductor
Sarah Tynan soprano
Matthias Goerne baritone
London Philharmonic Choir
London Philharmonic Orchestra
In 1857, encouraged by his mentor Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms began work on his choral masterpiece A German Requiem. Schumann hoped Brahms would deliver ‘wonderful glimpses of the spirit world’, and he wasn’t disappointed. What Brahms created was a Requiem unlike any other: a piece that carried the gift of spiritual comfort rather than the threat of impending judgment, conveying the weight of Germany’s cultural tradition in the process.
Christoph Eschenbach conducts Brahms’s A German Requiem here, after a performance of Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night). Verklärte Nacht is based on a controversial poem by Richard Dehmel, telling the story of a woman confessing her infidelity to her lover. The moonlit forest location of this discussion contrives to give Schoenberg a backdrop upon which to base his harmonically rich, late-Romantic style in this work, one of the first to give him widespread attention.
*Please note a change to the piece from originally advertised.
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