Brahms: A German Requiem

Posted on Jul 1, 2007

Johannes Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)

German text with English translation, plus short audio samples (Classical Music Pages)

German text with English translation, plus CD reviews (Stanford Symphonic Chorus)

Program notes by Steven Ledbetter (The Boston Cecilia)

Program notes by Michael Moore (Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia)

CD Recordings

John Eliot Gardiner, Charlotte Margiono, Rodney Gilfry, Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Philips
recording info. at Amazon.com
recording info. at Philips

Rudolf Kempe, Elisabeth Grümmer, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, St. Hedwig’s Cathedral Choir, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, EMI (1955)
recording info. at Amazon.com
recording info. at CD Universe
recording info. at EMI

Otto Klemperer, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus, EMI (1962)
recording info. at Amazon.com
recording info. at EMI

Rafael Kubelik, Edith Mathis, Wolfgang Brendel, Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, Audite (1978)
recording info. at CD Universe
recording info. at Audite

James Levine, Kathleen Battle, Hakan Hagegård, Chicago Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, RCA (1983)
recording info. at Amazon.com
recording info. at RCA Red Seal

André Previn, Harolyn Blackwell, David Wilson-Johnson, London Symphony Chorus & Orchestra, LSO (2000)
recording info. at CD Universe
recording info. at LSO

Carl Schuricht, Maria Stader, Hermann Prey, Chor des Hessischen Rundfunks Frankfurt, SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, Hänssler (1959)
recording info. at CD Universe
recording info. at Hänssler Classic

Robert Shaw, Arlene Auger, Richard Stilwell, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Telarc
recording info. at Amazon.com
recording info. at Telarc

CD Reviews

by Tim Ashley at Guardian Unlimited (Gardiner, Previn, Klemperer, Kempe)

by Kerryn Chan at The Flying Inkpot (Klemperer)

by Dan Davis at Classics Today (Kubelik, Klemperer)

by Gramophone Magazine at Arkiv Music (Gardiner)

by Gary Lemco at Audiophile Audition (Levine) (scroll down)

by Gary Lemco at Audiophile Audition (Schuricht)

by Michael Liebowitz at Classics Today (Previn, Klemperer)

by Stephen M. Sano at Stanford Symphonic Chorus Web site (Gardiner, Klemperer, Shaw, others), plus text and translation

MP3 Download from All of MP3 (1955 recording, artists not identified; possibly Kempe?)

Composer’s Biography

Grove Concise Dictionary of Music

Brahms Timeline


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