Brahms: German Requiem [download]

  • Catalogue Number LSO0005
    UPC 822231100522

    James Mallinson producer
    Tony Faulkner sound engineer

    Recorded June 2000, Barbican, London

    176.4kHz (high density PCM) recording
    Notes in English / en Francais / auf Deutsch

  • 'A performance which emphasis the drama of the piece in high contrasts ... bitingly dramatic ... Altogether outstanding, fresh and revealing.' Gramophone

    'A powerful dedicated reading ... the flow makes the music all the more magnetic. Good clear soloists and first rate sound.' The Guardian

    'A long-overdue and invigorating face-lift to this much-recorded work.'

    'A highly charged performance from André Previn. The LSO are in superb form.' Yorkshire Post


André Previn, London Symphony Orchestra

André Previn's first recording for LSO Live features an extraordinary reading of Brahms's choral masterpiece. The London Symphony Chorus are mesmerising and the soloists on superb form as Previn crafts a performance that blends to perfection the work's mixture of serenity and blazing intensity.

Composer   Brahms
Conductor   André Previn
Performers   London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra
Soloists   Harolyn Blackwell, David Wilson-Johnson

Track list
1. Ein deutsches Requiem: I. "Selig sind die la Lied tragen"
2. Ein deutsches Requiem: II. "Denn alles fleisch"
3. Ein deutsches Requiem: III. "Herr, lehre doch mich"
4. Ein deutsches Requiem: IV. "Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen"
5. Ein deutsches Requiem: V. "Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit"
6. Ein deutsches Requiem: VI. "Denn wir haben hier keine bleibende Statt"
7. Ein deutsches Requiem: VII. "Selig sind die Toten"

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